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Justin Kan              

CEO of Atrium; Co-Founder of Twitch; Former YC Partner; Entrepreneur in Video, Technology & Broadcast Partner, Y Combinator, Founder, Exec, Inc.

Justin Kan is a renowned figure in Silicon Valley most known for co-founding Twitch, formerly justin.tv, which sold to Amazon for $1 billion. Since he started his entrepreneurial journey in the Valley 15 years ago, Justin has founded 5 startups and invested in over 120 companies. Today, he’s the CEO and Co-founder of Atrium, a company that’s reimagining the delivery and consumption of professional services to allow founders to re-focus on their superpower.

Previous to Atrium, Justin was a Partner at the preeminent startup accelerator Y Combinator. There, he mentored many founders and learned the value of having a startup community to exchange information and knowledge. During this time, Justin also realized that no founder succeeds alone - and that all first-time founders or serial entrepreneurs - need guidance and resources to compete in today’s increasingly saturated startup market. This realization helped inspire the inception of Atrium.

Other companies Justin founded include Exec, an on-demand errand service (acquired by Handybook in 2014); Socialcam, a mobile app for sharing video (acquired by Autodesk in 2012); and Kiko, the first Ajax web calendar.

Outside of his professional accomplishments and activities, Justin is an advocate for living consciously and being holistically healthy, especially emotionally. He often leads discussions about what it means to be a conscious individual and bring your whole self to any situation in or out of work.

Justin graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor’s in Physics and Philosophy. He is currently CEO of Atrium, a technology-first law firm offering legal services and fundraising advice for startups powered by machine learning.


$75M legal startup Atrium shuts down, lays off 100 | TechCrunch
We took a swing at something big and you all have my admiration and gratitude. — Justin Kan (@justinkan) March 5, 2020. Disrupting law firms proves difficult.
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