Justin Smith, Founder

TJI Research is the research home of Justin Smith, a technology and media entrepreneur and analyst. Justin’s work has focused primarily on early stage internet software.

Justin is a product leader in fast-growing early stage startups. Justin headed up product early at Bring a Trailer, a pioneering specialty vehicle marketplace (acquired by Hearst in 2020), and at Kabam, a pioneering social game developer (acquired by Netmarble in 2016).

Previously, Justin founded Inside Network, a technology research, data, and media firm focused on social and mobile apps (acquired by WebMediaBrands in 2011). Justin has been cited by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR, BBC, and more.

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


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