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Twitch History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Twitch?

Twitch was founded by Justin Kan, Emmett Shear, Michael Seibel, and Kyle Vogt.

When did Twitch purchase its domain name?

Twitch purchased the justin.tv domain name in August 2006 and the twitch.tv domain name in June 2009.

When did design and development efforts start at Twitch?

Twitch started design and development efforts in October 2006.

When was Twitch incorporated?

Twitch incorporated as Justin TV Inc. in December 2006 and amended its name to Twitch Interactive Inc. in December 2013.

When did Twitch launch publicly?

Twitch launched Justin TV in March 2007 and Twitch TV in June 2011.

How much venture capital did Twitch raise?

Twitch raised more than $43 million USD in 5 funding rounds.ย 

When was Twitch acquired?

Twitch accepted an acquisition offer from Amazon in August 2014.

Where was Twitch headquartered?

Twitch was/is headquartered in San Francisco, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Twitch?


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What was the version 1 of Twitch like?

MAR 2007

What are some of the pre-sale stats for Twitch?

2006 to 2009

2010 to 2013


What were some of the extra materials about Twitch?

2006 SEP.pdf

2006 SEP Articles of Incorporation

2007 APR Justin.tv

2007 MAY 24/7 World of Justin TV

2014 OCT The Value of Terrible Ideas

2014 FEB.pdf

2013 DEC Articles of Incorporation

2021 AUG How Twitch Got Started

2021 SEP ETL Speaker Series: Justin Kan, Twitch