TJI is the research practice of Justin Smith, focusing on emerging e-commerce, media, and marketplaces.

Justin Smith, Founder

TJI Research was founded by Justin Smith, a technology and media entrepreneur and analyst. Justin’s work and career has focused primarily on early stage internet software and media.

Prior to TJI Research, Justin founded Inside Network, a research and media firm focused on the social and mobile ecosystems (acquired by WebMediaBrands). Justin has been cited by publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR, and BBC.

In addition to developing research practices focused on emerging platforms and marketplaces, Justin has also been an operator, leading product management and operations in fast-growing startups. Justin has headed up product at Kabam (acquired by Netmarble and FoxNext) and most recently Bring a Trailer (online auction marketplace for special interest vehicles).

Justin earned a degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University and is on Twitter @justinsmith.


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