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4

About Emmett Shear

Emmett Shear is the CEO and Co-Founder of Justin.tv.

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The CEO of Twitch Learned This Key Leadership Skill From Y-Combinator's Paul Graham

May 25, 2022

Emmett Shear's mentor knew how to dream big. Gabriela Hasbun (Shear); courtesy company (Graham) Emmett Shea​r , who co-founded the live streaming video platform Twitch , thinks back to his early days as an entrepreneur, the lessons he gleaned from his mentor, and what he does now to inspire others. --As told to Nick Hawkins I'd just graduated from ­college, in 2005, when Kiko Calendar, a startup I founded with Justin Kan, was accepted to Y Combinator's Cambridge, Massachusetts, accelerator. There, I met Paul Graham , co-founder of Y Combinator--and the man who would teach me how to think bigger, and to inspire others do to the same. Paul is the sort of person who can make you feel, after just one conversation, that your work is the most important thing in the world. That's his superpower--along with an ability to reimagine ideas in ways others never would. One day, in Paul's office in Cambridge, I was telling him about Kiko's strategy. 'You know what you should do?' he said. 'You should make Kiko a programmable calendar, so hackers can create custom event types, and triggers. That might be the first step toward a new operating system built around time.' My co-founders and I weren't ready to execute on that dream, and ended up auctioning off Kiko on eBay for $258,000 after Google Calendar launched. But Paul's can-do attitude has stuck with me. He taught me the importance of inspiring people to believe in themselves, to have big ideas, and what to do with those ideas. Now, when I meet with Twitch teams, my goal is to help them see how what they're doing is important for Twitch--and how it could lead to something bigger. If a team feels like they can take over the world, I've done a good job. From the May/June 2022 issue of Inc. Magazine Sponsored Business Content

Emmett Shear Investments

19 Investments

Emmett Shear has made 19 investments. Their latest investment was in Clipboard Health as part of their Series C on February 2, 2022.

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Emmett Shear Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/1/2022

Series C

Clipboard Health

$30M

Yes

5

1/24/2022

Seed VC

Fathom

$4.7M

Yes

6

7/14/2021

Seed VC - II

ForeVR Games

$7M

No

2

1/13/2021

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

12/7/2020

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

2/1/2022

1/24/2022

7/14/2021

1/13/2021

12/7/2020

Round

Series C

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Seed VC

Company

Clipboard Health

Fathom

ForeVR Games

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Amount

$30M

$4.7M

$7M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

5

6

2

10

10

Emmett Shear Portfolio Exits

4 Portfolio Exits

Emmett Shear has 4 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was PeerWell on June 14, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

6/14/2022

Acquired

$99M

3

4/6/2020

Acq - Talent

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$99M

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10

7/15/2016

Asset Sale

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$99M

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10

7/17/2012

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

6/14/2022

4/6/2020

7/15/2016

7/17/2012

Exit

Acquired

Acq - Talent

Asset Sale

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

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