Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin introduced that he’s leaving the Amazon-owned streaming platform after 13 years to work on an unspecified challenge and spend extra time along with his household.
“I’ve determined it’s time to journey into my subsequent journey,” Lin wrote in a publish on Medium. “My life has been ceaselessly modified for the higher by Twitch; it has been a supply of hope, optimism, reflection, help, power, sharing, friendship, and belonging. I’ll at all times be a part of the Twitch neighborhood, and Twitch will at all times be a part of me.”
Lin is without doubt one of the unique founders of Twitch, which began out as Justin.television, a platform that co-founder Justin Kan described as a portal that borrowed the idea of the CBS TV present, Large Brother, and allowed him to stream his each day life. That idea modified over time as individuals confirmed curiosity in with the ability to use the platform to stream their very own content material, and in February 2019 it was formally renamed Twitch Interactive Inc. In the identical yr, Amazon purchased the corporate for $970M USD.
Lin served as Justin.television’s chief working officer starting in June 2008 and stayed within the position after it was renamed to Twitch till January 2018. He additionally served briefly in a chief income officer position, earlier than settling into the position of tradition, technique, and innovation (whereas additionally serving because the managing director for the APAC area).