About Julien Genestoux
I am an entrepreneur and a software engineer.
I created my first company, Jobetudiant while still in school. After more than 15 years, Jobetudiant is still the largest job board for students in France. I was nominated by BusinessWeek as one of Europe’s Best Entrepreneur Below 25 in November 2006.
In 2009, Julien founded Superfeedr which became one of the leading Realtime Web API. Superfeedr received funding from Mark Cuban and Betaworks and became profitable less than a year later. Superfeedr was later acquired by Medium, the leading web publishing platform. At Medium, I lead the company’s SEO effort and quadrupled the share of traffic Medium receives from search. I also successfuly implemented syndication protocols such as Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages and Facebook’s Intant Articles.
I am a strong open web advocate. I co-authored the W3C WebSub protocol and spoke at numerous international conferences and events such as Google IO, LeWeb, Blend WebMix, JSConf EU. I also co-organized the Realtime Conf in the US and Europe.
I invested in some of my friends’ startups and projects as well as advise a few companies who are trying to make the web a better place.
I was born in France in 1982 and I currently live in Brooklyn, NY with my wife and two young kids.