Twitch

Twitch

Twitch provides a live streaming video platform and community for gamers. Amazon acquired Twitch in 2014.

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Timeline

October 2020
Twitch updates its community guidelines to more explicitly lay out its ban on terrorist and extremist content.
May 28, 2020
Merck KGaA announces an innovative collaboration with Twitch.

December 10, 2019
Twitch retained of its three most popular streamers, Benjamin Lupo "DrLupo", Saqib Zahid "Lirik" and Timothy Betar "TimTheTatman" with exclusive, multiyear contracts.
September 26, 2019
Twitch gets a slightly new look 8 years after its launch.
September 30, 2013
Twitch raises a $20,000,000 series C round from WestSummit Capital and Thrive Capital.
September 19, 2012
Twitch raises a $15,000,000 series B round from Draper Associates, Bessemer Venture Partners and Alsop Louie Partners.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Twitch Series B round
15,000,000
September 19, 2012
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Emmett Shear

Co-Founder, CEO

Alec Lee

Employee

Arthur Yamamoto

Employee

Benjamin Wilkinson

Employee

Bobby Carp

Employee

Brooke Van Dusen

Employee

Bryan Christmas

Employee

Chris Lyon

Employee

Chris Millward

Employee

Colin Carrier

Employee

Corey Reese

Investor

Danny Hernandez

Employee

David Tobiano

Employee

Diego Martinez

Employee

Elliott Star

Employee

Eric Goldman

Investor

Ethan Kurzweil

Board member

Francine Lee

Employee

GarethLewin

Employee

Guillaume Luccisano

Employee

Ivan Marcin

Employee

Jacob Woodward

Employee

Jessica Rudock

Employee

Jim Whims

Board member

Joanna Samuels

Employee

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Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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News

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Author
Date
Publisher
Description
1,000 Dreams Fund
March 1, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF), a national nonprofit that supports the dreams of talented young women in need with scholarships, mentorship and other...
Samuel Axon
February 28, 2021
Ars Technica
Apple did a good job with the big stuff, but myriad little things undermine that.
By Tom Bateman
February 27, 2021
BBC News
Several waves of Pokémania have swept the globe, keeping this lucrative franchise relevant for 25 years.
Sarah Perez
February 26, 2021
TechCrunch
Newness, a startup co-founded by former Twitch employees, has raised $3.5 million in a Sequoia-led seed round for its live-streaming platform aimed at beauty creators and their fan communities. Though today's creators are not without options when it comes to livestreaming -- Twitch, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram and Facebook are all popular choices -- Newness is [...]
Michael Haley
February 25, 2021
Business Insider
In Harlem Capital's Diverse Founder Report, there are 14 unicorns with diverse founders that have raised over $5.7 billion in funding.
Mitchell Clark
February 25, 2021
The Verge
Twitch is removing its parent company's ads, which were designed to dissuade Amazon workers in Alabama from voting to unionize. The ads were the latest in a long line of anti-unionization efforts by Amazon.
Annabelle Williams
February 25, 2021
Business Insider
The ads urged Amazon warehouse workers to vote against a unionization ballot. Twitch took down the ads Thursday.
Ana Diaz
February 24, 2021
Wired
Twitch once looked like a lifeline for DJs and singers during the pandemic. The platform's copyright issues tarnish that promise.
Eric Ravenscraft
February 14, 2021
Wired
Ready to upgrade your USB microphone or headset to something better? Here's how to make sense of pro(ish) audio gear.
Jay Peters
February 12, 2021
The Verge
The Twitch community voted to crown a new face for PogChamp -- and the winner turned out to be the beloved KomodoHype emote.
John Alexander
February 12, 2021
Wired
If I could come to understand forsenCD and poggers, then teaching myself Mandarin Chinese didn't seem too far-fetched.
Bijan Stephen
February 11, 2021
The Verge
Brandon Stennis is a streamer and the influencer relations manager at Reverb Games. He's been streaming since 2014, but he initially wanted to be a journalist.
Amanda Perelli, Dan Whateley and Sydney Bradley
February 8, 2021
Business Insider
Insider is recognizing the influencer-marketing execs who work for brands and plan creative campaigns around influencers on social media.
Jeremiah Rodriguez
February 7, 2021
CTVNews
Educators struggling with engagement issues in their virtual classrooms could learn from the gaming community, according to a game design professor who teaches his classes over the streaming platform Twitch.
Douglas Soltys
February 3, 2021
BetaKit
BetaKit's Black Swan podcast answers listener questions about stonks, Robinhood, FinTech, Twitch, and Canada's shameful internet accessibility issues.
USA TODAY
February 1, 2021
USA TODAY
Verizon's 5G Super Bowl features include a 'Fortnite' stadium, special mobile camera angles and augmented reality statistics and a post-game.concert.
January 30, 2021
The Indian Express
Mike Frazzini had never made a video game when he helped start Amazon Game Studios. For a company that dominates countless areas of retail, consumer electronics and enterprise computing, the multiple failures in gaming show one realm that may be impervious to Amazon.com Inc's distinctive business philosophy.
Ron Amadeo
January 29, 2021
Ars Technica
Just like on Twitch, "clips" lets users chop up and share sections of videos.
Anthony Ha
January 26, 2021
TechCrunch
The digital media industry will give us plenty to talk about this year.
Katie Canales
January 20, 2021
Business Insider
Twitch's suspension of Trump comes after Facebook and Twitter took similar action against the former president following the Capitol siege.
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