The magic of software

Computers used to be magical. But much of that magic has been lost over time, replaced by subpar tools and practices that slow teams down and hold great work back.

Frustrated with building and managing software projects in high-growth companies ourselves, we founded a company to build something better.

We named it Linear to signify progress.

Read more about how we think and work ->

Team

Our team has led and delivered large-scale software and design projects in multiple startups and high-growth environments like Uber, Airbnb and Coinbase.

Join the team ->


Karri Saarinen

Co-founder, CEO.
Past: Principal Designer at Airbnb. Founding design at Coinbase. YC Alum. Co-founded RailsGirls.

Davina Baker

Customer Experience.
Past: Senior Customer Experience at Slack.

Edgar Ambartsoumian

Design.
Past: Designer at Aerolab & basement.studio.

Zoe Bauer

Operations.
Past: Consulting. PjM at Stanford HAI. Technology and ops at Bridgewater Associates.

Tom Moor

Engineering.
Past: Principal Engineer at Abstract, Co-Founder at Buffer.

Tuomas Artman

Co-founder.
Past: Staff engineer and manager, helped scale Uber's mobile engineering team to 400 strong.

Aaron Quinn

Customer Experience.
Past: Senior Customer Experience at Slack.

Sebastian Bogner

Engineering.
Past: Engineer at Uber.

Jori Lallo

Co-founder.
Past: Early Coinbase engineer. Created the API and frontend architecture. YC Alum.

Andreas Eldh

Engineering.
Past: Code and design at Quinyx, Tictail & Klarna.

Erin Frey

Customer Experience.
Past: Customer experience and growth at Kip and Coach.me. YC & Yale Alum.

Adrien Griveau

Design.
Past: Designer at Microsoft, eFounders, Jour. Created GitHub issues client Gitscout.

Raissa Largman

Engineering.
Past: Staff infrastructure and platform engineer at Slack. Stanford Alum.

Miha Rebernik

Engineering.
Past: Engineering leader and manager at Coinbase. YC Alum.

Julian Lehr

Growth.
Past: Growth and partnerships at Stripe and Google. Former founder.

Paul Dijou

Engineering.
Past: Senior engineer at Facebook / WhatsApp.

Our investors

Stephanie Zhan
Sarah Cannon
Dylan Field
CEO, Figma
Emilie Choi
COO, Coinbase
Charlie Cheever
Founder Expo & Quora
Gustaf Alströmer
Partner, Y Combinator
Julia DeWahl
Angel investor
Tikhon Berstram
Founder, Parse
Bobby Goodlatte
Angel investor
James Smith
CEO, Bugsnag