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Meet Ben and Danny

Kazm (formerly Junto) is a platform for structured, small-group video conversations around specific topics. We’re like a fully-automated book club for your organization – we engage an audience at scale without any need for scheduling or facilitation.

We asked founders Ben Turtel and Danny Franklin to share a little bit more about their vision for Kazm and loved learning more about them.

Tell us more about why you started your company and its mission. 

We started Kazm to enable people to engage in conversation the way they do in the real world – in small groups, over shared interests.

Where are your founders from? Where is the company based now? 

Ben is from Asbury Park, NJ. Danny is from Independence, Missouri. The company is currently remote, but it will likely eventually be based in NYC.

What are the features you’re most excited about at the moment? 

Auto-facilitation: Curate fully-guided, multimedia conversation experiences for your audience. These experiences can be repeated an unlimited number of times without any scheduling or facilitation.

What has been the most challenging part of being a founder? 

Ben: Constantly selling. 

Danny: Balancing immediate client needs with long-term vision.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? 

Ben: Northwest Territories, Canada.  

Danny: Vietnam.

What is your favorite hobby that you’ve started in the last year?

Ben: Hiking  

Danny: Biking, I’m training for a ride from New York City to Philly.