Co-Founder / Twitch + Gold House
Kevin Lin is a co-founder of Twitch, the world’s largest live social video platform for gamers and creators. As its long-time COO, Kevin brought live social video to hundreds of millions of people around the world, helping thousands of creators make a living building their communities around live, shared experiences. As one of the most respected and adored entrepreneurs and executives in digital media, Kevin and Twitch function as a center of gravity to the multi-billion dollar esports industry that is reimagining gaming, traditional sports, content, and other interactive technologies.
Since graduating from Yale in 2004, Kevin has worn many hats in a variety of industries, from working at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species to running major events and promotions for the NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization—to managing sales and operations at a San Francisco beverage company.
Having sold Twitch to Amazon in 2014, Kevin is the co-founder of Gold House, a nonprofit collective of diverse leaders dedicated to forging stronger relationships that empower Asians to have more authentic, more successful, and healthier lives to, in turn, advance all of society. As an avid angel investor and advisor, Kevin is also a consistently deep patron to his hometowns of New Orleans and Taipei, as well as to founders and creatives.