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 ->


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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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

Past: Designer at Aerolab &

Zoe Bauer

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

Tom Moor

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

Tuomas Artman

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

Past: Engineer at Uber.

Jori Lallo

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

Andreas Eldh

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

Erin Frey

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

Adrien Griveau

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

Raissa Largman

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

Miha Rebernik

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

Julian Lehr

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

Paul Dijou

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