Emmett Shear Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 34

  • Portfolio
  • 19

  • Exits
  • 13


Emmett Shear General Information


Mr. Emmett Shear serves as Board Member at Proof of Play. He served as Interim Chief Executive Officer at OpenAI. He co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer at Twitch Interactive. He co-founded Kio Software. He is also a co-founder of Justin. tv and a part-time partner at venture capital firm Y Combinator, where he advises fledgling startups on product and strategy. In 2012 was included in Forbes Magazine on their 30 under 30 list. Twitch launched in 2011, and in 2014 The Wall Street Journal cited the brand as having the 4th largest peak internet traffic in the U.S. He completed his BS from Yale University and received his degree from University of Washington, Seattle.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Emmett Shear Investments (34)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Interintellect 14-Dec-2023 Later Stage VC 00.000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 00000
Monumental Labs 01-Nov-2023 00000 00000 000 Other Hardware Generating Revenue 000000 00000
Forge (Entertainment Software) 18-Oct-2023 0000 00000 0000 Entertainment Software Product In Beta Test 000000 00000
Proof of Play 21-Sep-2023 0000 00000 000.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000
Pilot (Business/Productivity Software) 21-Mar-2023 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000
Artifact (Movies, Music and Entertainment) 15-Dec-2022 0000 00000 0000 Movies, Music and Entertainment Out of Business 000000 00000
GGWP 21-Mar-2022 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000
Dashworks 28-Jan-2022 0000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000
Fathom (Communication Software) 24-Jan-2022 Seed Round 00.00 Communication Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000
Ongo (Application Software) 05-Oct-2021 Seed Round 00.00 Application Software Generating Revenue 000000 00000

Emmett Shear Exits (13)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Artifact (Movies, Music and Entertainment) 21-Mar-2024 Out of Business
SimpleHealth 12-Apr-2023 000000000000000000
Triplebyte 16-Mar-2023 000000000000000000
PeerWell 14-Jun-2022 000000000000000000
Gigster 26-May-2021 0000000000
Kite (Software Development Applications) 01-Jan-2021 000000000000000000 000.00
Rare Bits 01-Nov-2019 000 00 00000000
WeMail 01-Oct-2017 000 00 00000000
Interstate Analytics 10-Mar-2017 Out of Business
FlightCar 14-Jul-2016 Out of Business

Emmett Shear Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

Investments by Region

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Emmett Shear Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Emmett Shear Angel Investor 00 0 San Francisco, CA

Emmett Shear Co-Investors (161)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Justin Kan 4 0 Series chart Industry bar
Kevin Lin 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Naval Ravikant 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Riot Games 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Steve Chen 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Emmett Shear FAQs

  • Who is Emmett Shear?

    Emmett Shear is an angel Investor who has made 34 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Emmett Shear?

    Emmett Shear is an angel investor.

  • What does Emmett Shear do?

    As an angel investor, Emmett Shear invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Emmett Shear hold?

    Emmett Shear holds a board seat in Proof of Play.

  • What has Emmett Shear invested in?

    Emmett Shear has made numerous investments in companies like Interintellect, Monumental Labs, and Forge (Entertainment Software) within the Information Services (B2C), Hardware, and Entertainment Software industries.

  • What has Emmett Shear invested in recently?

    Emmett Shear's latest investment was on 14-Dec-2023 in Interintellect, a company within the Information Services (B2C) industry.

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