Unveiling Emmett Shear: From Twitch Co-founder to OpenAI's Interim CEO

By: Babita Singh


Emmett Shear, co-founder of Twitch, steps into the spotlight as the new interim CEO of OpenAI. 

Former Twitch CEO Shear, known for turning Twitch into a global phenomenon, takes on the leadership at OpenAI. 

Amazon-acquired Twitch co-founder Emmett Shear, who faced challenges defending streamers' interests, becomes interim CEO at OpenAI. 

Shear's departure from Twitch led him to Y Combinator before taking the OpenAI role, emphasizing the company's importance. 

Before Twitch, Shear co-founded Kiko Calendar and later joined Y Combinator, showcasing his entrepreneurial background. 

Emmett Shear's decision to lead OpenAI stems from his belief in the company's significance and a sense of duty to contribute. 

Shear, stepping down from Twitch for family reasons, embraces the challenge of guiding OpenAI, recognizing its vital role. 


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