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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.

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

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Alex Cornell

Past: Mobile at Substack and Facebook. Cofounder at Cocoon and Dialpad.

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Nathalie Alex

Past: Co-founder at Techmate Talent

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Alex Suevalov

Past: Staff engineer at Contentful, senior engineer at Opera and DataArt.

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Karri Saarinen

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

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Igor Sechyn

Past: Engineering at Atlassian, Auth0, Graphy.

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Davina Baker

Customer Experience.
Past: Senior Customer Experience at Slack.

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Edgar Ambartsoumian

Past: Designer at Aerolab &

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Zoe Bauer

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

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Matt Sacks

Past: Frontend at Stripe, Abstract, and Simple.

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Tom Moor

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

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Cristina Cordova

Past: Business and product at Stripe and Notion, investor at First Round Capital.

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Paco Coursey

Past: Web at Vercel.

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Tuomas Artman

Past: Senior Staff Engineer and Engineering Manager at Uber.

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Aaron Quinn

Customer Experience.
Past: Senior Customer Experience at Slack.

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Sebastian Bogner

Past: Engineer at Uber.

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Jori Lallo

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

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Jacob Shumway

Past: Co-founder at Status.

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Sean McGivern

Past: Engineering at GitLab.

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Andreas Eldh

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

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Uros Smolnik

Past: Head Of Engineering at Gnowbe.

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Erin Frey

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

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Romain Cascino

Past: Engineer at Swile and TheFork.

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Sarah Barnekow

Customer Success.
Past: Partnerships and Sales at GitHub, Slack, and Abstract

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Adrien Griveau

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

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Katie Royer

People Ops.
Past: Recruiting at Guidewheel, HR at Kindred Bravely.

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Bryan Stern


Past: Senior Staff Engineer at Slack.

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Tyler Black

Past: Enterprise Accounts at Stampli & Abstract

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Sabin Roman

Past: Engineering Manager / Staff Engineer at Uber.

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Casey Bertenthal

Past: Sales at Abstract, Wake, and Zenefits.

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Nan Yu

Past: CTO at Everlane, VP of Product at Mode.

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Raissa Largman

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

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Leela Senthil Nathan

Past: Staff Engineer at Stripe.

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Brian Hendery

Customer Experience.
Past: Senior Customer Experience at Slack.

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Julian Lehr

Past: Growth and BD at Stripe and Google.

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Alyssa Garrison

Past: Co-founder at Techmate Talent

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Marcos Fiscal

Past: Lead Tech Recruiter at Techmate Talent, Manager at Premise Data.

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Paul Dijou

Past: Senior engineer at Facebook / WhatsApp.

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Guillaume Lachaud

Past: Staff Engineer at Uber, YC Alum.

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