Emmett Shear

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Emmett Shear is founder and CEO of Twitch (www.twitch.tv), the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers.

Emmett is also a part-time partner at venture capital firm Y Combinator, where he advises fledgling startups on product and strategy. Prior to launching Twitch in 2011, he co-founded its Justin.tv predecessor in 2007. Emmett graduated from Yale University in 2005 with a degree in computer science and in 2012 was included in Forbes Magazine’s annual 30 under 30 list.