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Linear is bringing magic back to software.

We’re crafting the project planning tool for teams that care about quality.

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 back great work. Frustrated with the status quo, we decided to build something better. Something that teams would actually enjoy using. We named it Linear to signify progress.

What started as a simple issue tracker, has since evolved into a powerful project and issue tracking system that streamlines workflows across the entire product development process. We don’t think of Linear as just a better “tool”, but as a better “way” to build software.

Today, thousands of teams around the globe — from early-stage startups to public companies — use Linear to build their products. Linear helps them to focus on what they do best: Crafting software experiences that feel magical again.


We care deeply about the quality of our work.

Linear has always been a fully remote company. Today, our small but mighty team is distributed across North America and Europe. What unites us is relentless focus, fast execution, and our passion for software craftsmanship. We are all makers at heart and care deeply about the quality of our work, down to the smallest detail.

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Linear co-founders Jori Lallo, Karri Saarinen, and Tuomas Artman.
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Built for the best.
Backed by the best.

We are fortunate to work with some of the best investors in the industry. Our backers include highly accomplished venture firms and some of the world’s most exceptional founders and product builders.

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Dylan FieldCEO, Figma
Patrick CollisonCEO, Stripe
Stewart ButterfieldFormer CEO, Slack
Guillermo RauchCEO, Vercel
Dick CostoloFormer CEO, Twitter
Josh MillerCEO, Browser Company
Andrew MasonCEO, Descript
Immad AkhundCEO, Mercury
Claire Hughes JohnsonFormer COO, Stripe
Jorn van DijkCEO, Framer
Christina CacioppoCEO, Vanta
Job van der VoortCEO, Remote
Ilkka PaananenCEO, Supercell
Anthony GuoCTO, Retool
Gustaf AlströmerPartner, Y Combinator
Akash GargFormer CTO, Afterpay
How Linear builds product
Interview with Karri Saarinen
Series B Announcement
Linear’s next chapter
Scaling the Linear sync engine
Engineering deep dive
Designing for the Developers
Linear’s origin story
A story of magic