YES Podcast Founder Series

#2 - Emmett Shear on Goals vs. Intentions, Pivot vs. Persevere, and Mastery vs. Autonomy

November 04, 2020 Yale Entrepreneurial Society
YES Podcast Founder Series
#2 - Emmett Shear on Goals vs. Intentions, Pivot vs. Persevere, and Mastery vs. Autonomy
Show Notes

Emmett Shear is the Co-Founder & CEO of Twitch, the world’s leading live streaming platform for gamers and the things we love. Prior to Twitch’s exit to Amazon for a reported $970M, Emmett raised over $42M in funding from some of the best investors including Bessemer, Paul Graham and Y Combinator.

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

This episode was originally a live fireside chat.