TJI is the research and analysis home of Justin Smith, focusing on emerging technology and media.

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.

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 publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR, BBC, and more.

Justin has also led product management and operations in fast-growing early stage social application and marketplace startups. Justin headed up product early at Kabam (acquired by Netmarble in 2016) and most recently at 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.