Founding History of Twitch

Founded by Justin Kan, Emmett Shear, Michael Seibel, and Kyle Vogt.

Purchased the justin.tv domain name in August 2006.

Started design and development efforts in October 2006.

Incorporated as Justin TV Inc. in December 2006.

Launched Justin TV in March 2007.

Purchased the twitch.tv domain name in June 2009.

Launched Twitch TV in June 2011.

Amended company name to Twitch Interactive Inc. in December 2013.

Raised more than $43 million in 5 funding rounds.

Accepted an acquisition offer from Amazon in August 2014.

Headquartered in San Francisco, USA.

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Year 1 of Twitch

Backstory


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Version 1 of Twitch (Website)

MAR 2007

Stats of Twitch (Pre-Sale)

2006 to 2009

2010 to 2013

2014

Full Year 1 of Twitch

Y1 of Twitch.pdf

OCT 2006 to SEP 2007

Extras of Twitch

2006 SEP.pdf

SEP 2006 Articles of Incorporation

APR 2007 Justin.tv

MAY 2007 24/7 World of Justin TV

OCT 2014 The Value of Terrible Ideas

2014 FEB.pdf

DEC 2013 Articles of Incorporation

AUG 2021 How Twitch Got Started

SEP 2021 ETL Speaker Series: Justin Kan, Twitch