Launched in June 2011 by Justin Kan and Emmett Shear, Twitch.tv is now the world’s leading video platform, and receives over 45 million visitors per month. Twitch.tv is probably most famous for Twitch Plays Pokemon, whereby millions of players online simultaneously play the same game (and quite impressively manage to finish it).
In just four years, Twitch.tv has raised $35 million in funding, and may be bought over by Google’s YouTube for over $1 billion in cash. Thus far, Twitch.tv and YouTube representatives have declined to make any comments.
P.s: If you have yet to hear of Twitch Plays Pokémon, take a look at this painfully funny video: