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From Devs, to VPs, to Co-Founders: 10Xing a Startup 5,000 Miles Apart

We knew we had to kick off the new year with something big - so welcome to Season 2 of Dev Interrupted!

This episode probes the murky depths of a time before the pandemic by exploring the story of LinearB's founding in 2018, how co-founders Dan Lines and Ori Keren met at Cloudlock in 2012 - and how they decided to co-found a company while 5,000 miles apart.

Listen as Dev Interrupted host and all-around renaissance man, Dan Lines, steps behind the mic to be interviewed not as host of the podcast, but as COO and co-founder of LinearB. Joining Dan is his good friend and fellow co-founder, Ori Keren, LinearB’s CEO.

With Producer Conor Bronsdon stepping in to guest host, Dan and Ori detail their transition from developers and VPs at Cloudlock, to deciding to found a company while on separate continents.

Episode Highlights Include:

  • LinearB’s founding story
  • Managing hypergrowth 5,000 miles apart
  • The importance of choosing the right investors: alignment > money
  • Designing a product with the goal of a million end users
  • How to 10x your startup
  • Dan’s favorite guest from season 1 of the Dev Interrupted Podcast

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Dev Interrupted features expert guests from around the world to explore strategy and day-to-day topics ranging from dev team metrics to accelerating delivery. With new guests every week from Google to small startups, the Dev Interrupted Podcast is a fresh look at the world of software engineering and engineering management.

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Dev Interrupted

Great job guest hosting Conor! It was really fun switching spots and being the guest - it felt relaxing!

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Conor Bronsdon Author

Thanks Dan! Really enjoyed the conversation with you and Ori.

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Quackson

This was a great discussion and hearing how passionate Dan & Ori are is awesome!

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NOBILITYPNW

I really enjoyed their discussion about not always taking the dollar value best offer on the table during funding rounds, and instead prioritizing business alignment over money.

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Conor Bronsdon Author

Agreed - Jason Warner is coming on the podcast in a few weeks (ex-CTO of GitHub and current managing director at Redpoint Ventures) and I really want to get his perspective on this as a technical leader/angel investor/now VC.

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cmcclannahan

Always nice to hear about LinearB, you can tell they're very passionate about what they do, great pod!

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Jonathan Sandals • Edited on

This makes me think one of the companies I worked for in the past stagnated because the founders worked too close together! Love these two.