Katalyst Media

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]

Katalyst Network
FounderAshton Kutcher
Jason Goldberg
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California
ProductsBeauty and the Geek

Founding historyEdit

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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