Emmett Shear

Chief Executive Officer at Twitch, Inc.

Emmett Shear

Emmett Shear

Chief Executive Officer at Twitch, Inc.

Biography

Emmett Shear founded Twitch Interactive, Inc. Mr. Shear is Chief Executive Officer at Twitch, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer for Twitch Interactive, Inc. He received an undergraduate degree from Yale University.

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Twitch, Inc.
Twitch Interactive, Inc.

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2

Number of Awards

2

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Founder at Y Combinator LLC

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Group Partner at Y Combinator LLC

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Advisor at ResumeGem

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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at OpenAI, Inc.

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Chairman, President, Secretary & Treasurer at Twitch, Inc.

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Professional at Twitch, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer at Twitch, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Partner at Y Combinator LLC

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Chief Marketing Officer at Twitch, Inc.

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Advisor at FanAI, Inc.

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Emmett Shear
Chief Executive Officer at Twitch, Inc.
Education
BS Computer Science
Class of 2005

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
Current

Twitch, Inc. provides video game broadcasting network services. It offers hosting and consulting services to its customers. The firm's hosting services provide a presence on the web and branding abilities by supplying customers with domains, websites and email addresses that they can customize to fit their individual or business needs. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Nine Mile Falls, WA.

Co-Founder
2006 - 2011

Twitch Interactive, Inc. engages in the provision of live video network services. Its products include bits, subs, turbo, prime, extensions, and sings. The company was founded by Kyle Vogt, Nathaniel Justin Kan, Emmett Shear, and Michael Seibel in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Y Combinator specializes in funding early-stage start-up companies. They seek to help start-ups mature from ideas to companies. Y Combinator invests mainly in software and web services companies. Each start-up is given $14,000 plus $3,000 per founder (up to three founders). Y Combinator takes positions in their portfolio companies of 5% to 6%. Y Combinator has funded over 500 startups including Scribd, reddit, Airbnb, Dropbox, Disqus and Heroku.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Overseers
2014 - Current

Y Combinator specializes in funding early-stage start-up companies. They seek to help start-ups mature from ideas to companies. Y Combinator invests mainly in software and web services companies. Each start-up is given $14,000 plus $3,000 per founder (up to three founders). Y Combinator takes positions in their portfolio companies of 5% to 6%. Y Combinator has funded over 500 startups including Scribd, reddit, Airbnb, Dropbox, Disqus and Heroku.

Political Donations
$250
2008

Former President of United States

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Twitch Interactive, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Twitch Interactive, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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PeerWell, Inc. develops a mobile platform that physically and mentally prepares a patient before surgery. Its application provides customized daily lessons, support, and mentorship. The company was founded by Manish Shah, Navin Gupta, and Evan Minamoto in 2015 and headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Substack, Inc. provides email newsletter that makes money from subscriptions through online. The company was founded by Christopher Best and Hamish Mckenzie and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Biobot Analytics, Inc. develops technology to transform sewers into public health observatories. The company was founded by Matus Garcia Guadalupe Matus and Newsha Ghaeli in September 2017 and is headquartered in Somerville, MA.

Awards & Honors
2014
Advertising Age - Media Maven
2013
Forbes Magazine - 30 Under 30
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