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Primary Role
CEO and Founder @
Investments
10 Investments in 10 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
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Person Details

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Emmett Shear is founder and CEO of Twitch (www.twitch.tv), the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. Mr. Shear is also co-founder of Justin.tv and a part-time partner at venture capital firm Y Combinator, where he advises fledgling startups on product and strategy. Mr. Shear graduated from Yale University in 2005 and in 2012 was included in Forbes Magazine on their 30 under 30 list. Twitch launched in 2011, and in 2014 The Wall Street Journal cited the brand as having the 4th largest peak internet traffic in the U.S.

Jobs (4)

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Current

CEO and Founder

Jun, 2011 - Current   (over 5 years)

Part-Time Partner

2011 - Current   (over 5 years)
Past
Started
Ended
Title
Company
2006
Nov 1, 2011
CTO, Co-Founder
2005
2006
Co-Founder

Investments (10)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Apr, 2016$4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2016undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$3M / VenturePersonal Investment
Aug, 2015$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2015$485k / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2014$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2014$4.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2013$600k / AngelPersonal Investment
Apr, 2012undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Aug, 2011$1.5M / VenturePersonal Investment

Education (2)

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