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.

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Karri Saarinen

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

Tuomas Artman

Past: Staff engineer and manager, scaled Uber's mobile engineering team to 400 strong.

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

Past: Customer experience and growth at Kip and Coach.me. 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.

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