ClickUp Engineering with Zeb Evans and Alex Yurkowski

Over the last fifteen years, there has been a massive increase in the number of new software tools. This is true at the infrastructure layer: there are more databases, more cloud providers, and more open-source projects. And it’s also true at a higher level: there are more APIs, project management systems, and productivity tools.

ClickUp is a project management and productivity system for organizations and individuals. The goal of ClickUp is to create a system that integrates closely with other project management systems, popular SaaS tools, and the Google Suite of docs and spreadsheets. The company was started in 2016, and despite raising zero outside capital, it has grown as rapidly as many venture-backed companies.

Zeb Evans and Alex Yurkowski are the founders of ClickUp. They join the show to talk about their experience building the company. We talk through their process of scaling the infrastructure, and their philosophy of moving fast. This episode has some useful strategic advice for anyone who is looking to take a product to market and iterate quickly–even if that product is bootstrapped. Full disclosure: ClickUp is a sponsor of Software Engineering Daily.

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