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Jumpcut (YC S16)

Jumpcut (YC S16)

Jumpcut creates online courses and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Jumpcut is a digital media company that creates online courses about business and entrepreneurship. It was founded in 2014 and is located in Los Angeles, California.

According to CEO and founder Kong Pham, the company’s stated goal is to 'employ entertainment and video production techniques in order to make online courses more engaging'.


Jumpcut specializes in creating online courses about entrepreneurship. Their main course is called Viral Academy and it focuses on social media growth marketing. It is taught by various Youtube content creators like Ownage Pranks, Simple Pickup, Just Kidding Films, Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, and David So.

Their second course, 'Automated Income Machine', teaches how to create and sell digital products through the use of email automation and sales funnels.

Their third course, 'Art of the Startup', is taught by Y Combinator partner and Twitch co-founder, Justin Kan.

Students are taught how to start their own startup company directly from Justin’s 10+ years in the startup market. Lessons range from how to create a startup idea, to building a product from scratch, to finding investor funding. Art of the Startup includes interviews with 39 other founders and venture capitalists from companies like Teespring, Weebly, and Maveron.


Seed Round

Jumpcut was among the 48 startup companies that presented at Y Combinator S16 Demo Day.

In Fall 2016, Jumpcut received $1.75M in seed funding from Y Combinator.

Jumpcut also received seed funding from the following investors: Outbound Ventures , Maveron (Lead Investor) , ZhenFund - Seed Round , Argonautic Ventures , Liquid 2 Ventures , Wei Guo , Chris M. Williams , Struck Capital and Zillionize Angel .


September 15, 2018
Art of the Startup Launch

Jumpcut launched their third course called Art of the Startup, which is taught by Y-Combinator partner and Twitch co-founder, Justin Kan. It features interviews of founders of several startup companies like Teespring, Patreon, and Weebly, as well as some venture capitalists.

January 23, 2018
Automated Income Machine Launch

Jumpcut launched their second course, Automated Income Machine, that teaches students how to create and sell their own digital products.

January 23, 2017
Viral Academy Launch

Jumpcut launched the re-branded version of Jumpcut Academy (then referred to as Jumpcut Academy 2.0, but was later called Viral Academy).

August 24, 2016
Jumpcut raises a $2,000,000 seed round from Liquid 2 Ventures.
July 29, 2016
First Jumpcut Meetup

Jumpcut hosted its first official meetup in Santa Monica, California. It was attended by over 50 Jumpcut students as well as Viral Academy instructors, Aryia Emrani (SimpleSexyStupid) and Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (VitalyzdTv). Kong and Jesse talked about various viral marketing strategies.

March 21, 2016
Jumpcut Academy Launch

Jumpcut launched their flagship course, Jumpcut Academy, that teaches students how to be a successful YouTube influencer.

June 15, 2014
Jumpcut Founding

Jesse and Kong started Jumpcut with Peter who is now the company’s COO.

Funding Rounds


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