Social Engagement Platform
Predictions, challenges, contests, polls and trivia!

Joust Overview


Joust is the first-of-its-kind social engagement platform that connects users with each other and with content they love through predictions, challenges, contests, polls, and trivia about anything!

The Joust platform provides new ways for businesses to connect with their audiences, customers, advocates, employees and others through fun game mechanics. Users earn points, status and awards as they play contests, complete custom challenges, and climb leaderboards that recognize engagement levels and reward achievements.

Joust is a new way for companies to amplify social media to build, educate, mobilize, measure and incentivize a hyper-engaged affinity group.

Are you in?

Customer Overview



Before, during and after
events, broadcasts, publications and more

Players engage with content and each other in entirely new ways before, during and after specific events or on an ongoing basis based on challenges and contests you design and publish within minutes.

Joust gamifies your content in various formats ranging from single embedded questions and micro-contests to large contests that span weeks or months. Sign up to gamify your content with a fully-branded experience that can be live on your digital properties in a few hours. The Joust platform requires no technical resources other than inserting a single line of code that we provide.

We’d love to create a demo for you to see how it works with your content.
 

Why is Joust Compelling
For Your Audience?


Taps into existing social behavior
with fun game mechanics

  • Engage with content in new, fun ways
  • Universal appeal to the questions: “What do you think will happen next?” and "Can you conquer this challenge?
  • Ability to track results, compete with the world, earn prizes, status and rewards
  • Tap into the wisdom of the crowd as a predictive marketplace

Key Performance
Measurements

About Us

Based in Austin, Texas, Joust was founded with a simple goal – to connect people with their friends and the things they are passionate about through social competition. The Joust team is dedicated to making player experiences with their friends and with content they love more engaging and spirited. We are big fans of some friendly competition and believe that most things are just a little more compelling when you have a little “skin in the game” – whether that’s the points you need to climb the leaderboards, qualify to win great prizes, achieve a higher status or the satisfaction of winning a head-to-head challenge.

Tim Gray

CO-FOUNDER / CEO


Tim is an entrepreneur and business executive with 20 years of experience advising, developing and growing businesses. Tim’s past experience includes: Co-Founder, CEO WeddingChannel.com (from 0 to 100+ employees – sold to publicly traded company in 2006), Managing Director and Co-Head of Idealab's New Ventures Group, Co-Owner and CEO of Velocity Electronics (sold to a multi-billion dollar strategic acquirer in 2011). Tim has a B.A. degree from UC Irvine and a JD from Georgetown.

Amos Schwartzfarb

CO-FOUNDER
HEAD OF CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT

Amos has more than 15 years of sales and customer development experience in software, digital and entertainment, including, Strategic Account Management at HotJobs and later Yahoo!HotJobs, VP of Sales and Client Service at Business.com, Co-Founder and COO of mySpoonful (acquired in 2011), and most recently, VP of Customer Development for BlackLocus (responsible for all aspects of Sales and Business Development – acquired by Home Depot in 2013). Amos has a B.A. from University of Massachusetts.

John Christiano

CO-FOUNDER
HEAD OF PRODUCT AND CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

John has been working in the digital space for over 15 years and started his own marketing agency, Project C, in 2002. He has extensive experience in media and entertainment, working directly with major motion picture and television studios (Disney, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Marvel Studios, ABC, LucasFilm), with filmmakers (JJ Abrams, Michael Bay, Oliver Stone, Tom Cruise) and more. John has two B.A. degrees from Art Center College of Design and U.C.L.A.

Juan Reynoso

HEAD OF ENGINEERING


Juan has over 13 years of experience in software development in both start-up environments like Joust and at larger multinational businesses such as Velocity Electronics. Juan equally enjoys cranking out code as a full-stack engineer, contributing to product vision and design and managing in-house or offshore development teams. Juan holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas.

Careers


JOIN OUR TEAM! We’re a tight-knit group of smart people with a common passion for helping our customers and creating cool products. Drop us a line at jobs@joust.com!