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.