Gamecasting In Hand, Evolve Adds Twitch’s Emmett Shear to Its Advisory Board

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Addition reflects focus on membership growth around in-game broadcasting and other tools.

Evolve (, a social network and in-game engagement platform for gamers, says that Emmett Shear, CEO and co-founder of the world’s leading video platform for gamers, Twitch (, has joined the company’s advisory board.

Shear, who also co-founded the pioneering video streaming platform, is a part-time partner with the startup accelerator Y-Combinator and was recently named to Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30: The Brightest Young Stars In Video Games. His appointment to the advisory board comes following last year’s announcement of a gamecasting partnership between Twitch and Evolve which was launched during a live event at last month’s Game Developers Conference.

“Emmett’s social startup expertise and gaming savvy represents an exceptional fit,” said Evolve co-founder and CEO Adam Sellke. “His experience building thriving communities and fostering industry relationships is going to be incredibly valuable to us as we focus on growing Evolve into the world’s greatest social enabler for gamers. Emmett’s mentorship has already made a tremendous impact.”

Shear joins Jenova Chen, Creative Director of Journey and co-founder of ThatGameCompany; and Jim Rossignol, creator of the upcoming Sir, You Are Being Hunted, author, and founding editor of the PC Gaming blog, Rock Paper Shotgun.

Evolve is a social network and collaboration platform for gamers. Evolve makes all your PC games easier and more fun to play with your friends. Available as both a website ( and as a downloadable desktop application, Evolve defragments gaming by providing a unified interface to track playtime and achievements, chat with friends, share media, and find multiplayer matches. With support for more than 2,800 games and dozens of services like Steam, Origin,, PSN, Xbox Live, Xfire, Raptr, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and all major IM networks, Evolve is the first truly universal gaming service. Learn more at

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