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What a year! An exceptional year deserves to be exceptionally celebrated.
Join us and the rest of the startup community for a smashing Virtual Christmas Party:
There will be:
- a surprise speaker,
- interesting founders and entrepreneurs for you to meet, network with,
- and opportunities to have some fun and help each other.
2020 was not easy.
Let's finish it well. Join us.
Justin.tv, Twitch, Atrium, Y Combinator
Entrepreneur & Investor
Entrepreneur First & Code First: Girls
Justin Kan is best known as the creator of modern live-streaming with Twitch (sold to Amazon for $1 billion) and later as a partner at Y Combinator. Having been a repeat founder and investor both personally and as a Partner at Y Combinator for many years, Justin is not shy to share his journey and insights into his life philosophy on what makes us happy. For that we are extremely thankful!
Justin previously founded many companies including: Kiko, the first AJAX web calendar; Justin.tv which later became Twitch, a video game streaming platform (acquired for $1 billion by Amazon in 2014) and Socialcam, a mobile video sharing app (acquired for $60mm by Autodesk in 2012); and Exec, an on-demand maid service (acquired by Handybook in 2014).
He’s personally invested in over 100 companies, including Zenefits, Ginkgo Bioworks, Cruise, and Alto Pharmacy. Justin graduated from Yale University with a degree in Physics and Philosophy.
Chris is the founder and CEO of Lyst, the world’s biggest fashion search platform used by 104 million shoppers each year. Including over 6 million products from brands including Burberry, Fendi, Gucci, Prada and Saint Laurent, Lyst offers shoppers convenience and unparalleled choice in one place.
Launched in London in 2010, Lyst’s investors include LVMH, 14W, Balderton and Accel Partners. Prior to founding Lyst, Chris was an investor at Benchmark Capital and Balderton Capital in London, focusing on the early-stage consumer internet space.
He holds an MA in Physics and Philosophy from Cambridge University.
Alice Bentinck MBE is cofounder and General Partner at Entrepreneur First. Entrepreneur First invests in top technical individuals to help them build world-class deep technology startups from scratch in six locations across Europe and Asia. Since 2011, Entrepreneur First has created over 200 startups worth over $1.5bn including Magic Pony Technology, Tractable and CloudNC.
EF’s investors include LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman and Greylock Partners, alongside Mosaic Ventures, Lakestar and Founders Fund.
She also set up Code First: Girls, a not-for-profit that has taught 5,000 women to code for free while at university.
Alice started her career at McKinsey & Co. She was awarded an MBE for services to business in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
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