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Jason Calacanis

Jason McCabe Calacanis is the founder and CEO of Mahalo.com, an educational app company. He also co-founded This Week In, an online TV network where he hosts the network's flagship show, "This Week in Startups." Calacanis previously founded the Silicon Alley Reporter (sold to Dow Jones) and Weblogs, Inc., which created Engadget, Autoblog and Joystiq. AOL acquired Weblogs, Inc. in 2005, and Weblogs became the cornerstone of its content strategy. An active angel investor, Calacanis has invested in 25+ startups, including Uber, GDGT, Rapportive (acquired by LinkedIn) and Gowalla (acquired by Facebook). Most recently he founded the LAUNCH Festival, after three years of creating and hosting TechCrunch50. The event has featured 300+ startups launching in front of thousands of industry leaders. Alumni include Yammer, Mint, Dropbox, Fitbit and Room 77.