Katalyst Media

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Katalyst Network is a company founded by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, based in Los Angeles, California. It is the company behind television series such as Beauty and the Geek and Punk'd.[1]

Founding history[edit]

The company was launched in 2000 by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg to develop television and film properties. In 2005, a social media division was added. The mission is to match storytelling with competitive distribution and technology platforms for some of the biggest brands in the world.

The company also founded a YouTube channel, Thrash Lab, to show unscripted content. The channel was partially funded by YouTube in 2012.[2][3]

The company is now permanently closed. [4]


  1. ^ "Katalyst Media Company Profile". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  2. ^ Shawna, Malcom (August 7, 2012). "Katalysts Thrash Lab Channel Launches "Dream Bigger"". Fast Company. 
  3. ^ Humphrey, Michael. "YouTube PrimeTime: Ashton Kutcher's Thrash Lab Goes For 'Cultural Relevance'". Forbes. Retrieved 3 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Katalyst Network Company on Facebook". Katalyst media. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 

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