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

Justin Smith, Founder

TJI Research was founded by Justin Smith, a technology and media entrepreneur and analyst. Justin’s work 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 social and mobile apps (acquired by WebMediaBrands in 2011). Justin has been cited by publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR, BBC, and more.

Justin has also been an operator, leading product management and operations in fast-growing early stage technology and media startups. Justin headed up product at Kabam (acquired by Netmarble in 2016) and most recently Bring a Trailer (acquired by Hearst in 2020).

Justin earned a degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University.


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