Twitch Raises $20 Million Series C InvestmentSep 30 2013 · 24 comments · News
You’ve heard us say it before: Thanks to our broadcasters and viewers, Twitch has grown very, very fast since launching in June of 2011. Really – thank you to each and every one of you amazing members of the Twitch community.
Since the summer of 2011, the Twitch audience has grown from less than 5 million unique viewers per month to more than 45 Million. We launched our Partner Program; created a gaming scholarship; launched iOS, Android, and Xbox 360 apps; created a Software Development Kit; integrated with Call of Duty: Black Ops II; announced partnerships with Xbox One and PS4 (among lots and lots of other fun stuff), all while scaling our infrastructure to match the growth of our broadcasters and the audience they attract. We’re proud of what we’ve done and how far we’ve come, but we’re not anywhere near finished.
All the while, we’ve done our very best to keep you all informed of what we’re doing and where we’re going. So what does this investment mean for you – our broadcasters and viewers? It means that we can continue to work on the things you care about. It means we can continue to scale our infrastructure to deliver a high quality video and chat experience to all corners of the globe. It means we can continue doing great things with games industry partners like Microsoft, Valve, Sony, Ubisoft, EA, Activision Blizzard, Riot, and on and on. And it means we can hire the people we need to make those things happen.
We have big plans for the future, and no plans to slow down.
The Twitch Team