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Emmett Shear

Co-founder and CEO, Twitch

Emmett Shear is the CEO and Co-Founder of Twitch, an interactive live streaming service for content spanning gaming, entertainment, sports, music, and more. At any given moment, on average, more than 2.5 million people come together from all over the globe to interact around this distinct form of entertainment that is created by the shared interactions of millions.

Prior to launching Twitch in 2011, Mr. Shear co-founded live streaming service in 2007. He is also a part-time partner at venture capital firm Y Combinator where he advises startups on product and strategy. Mr. Shear graduated from Yale University in 2005 with a degree in Computer Science.

About Twitch
Founded: 2011 |  HQ: US  |  Industry: Streaming