Launched in June 2011, Twitch is a live-streaming video platform. It was introduced as a spin-off of a similar streaming platform,

Twitch focuses mainly on video gaming, including playthroughs of video games by users and broadcasts of e-sports competitions. Twitch’s content can be viewed live or on an on-demand basis.

Twitch raised $35 million across several funding rounds from Bessemer Venture Partners, Alsop Louie Partners, WestSummit Capital, Take-Two Interactive Software, Draper Associates, and Thrive Capital. By 2013, Twitch had approximately 43 million viewers per month; by 2014, the site was considered the fourth-largest source of peak Internet traffic in the U.S.

As Twitch eclipsed, its parent company, was shut down. In August 2014, Twitch announced that it would be acquired by for $970 million. Twitch was previously rumored to be in talks with Google, which made an acquisition offer and was expected to purchase the firm for $1 billion.

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