Justin Smith, Founder

TJI Research is the research home of Justin Smith, a technology and media entrepreneur. Justin is a founder and product head in early stage startups focused primarily on internet software.

  • Founder and CEO of Inside Network, a media, data, and research firm focused on social and mobile platforms. Acquired by WebMediaBrands in 2011.
  • Headed up product early at Kabam, a pioneering social game developer. Acquired by Netmarble in 2016.
  • Headed up product early at Bring a Trailer, a leading specialty vehicle marketplace. Acquired by Hearst in 2020.

Justin has been cited by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR, BBC, and more. He earned a degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University.


Justin can be reached by email here or on Twitter @justinsmith.