About Slab

We are a small team building software to make the world's workplaces more productive.
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Life at Slab

A team's ability to retain and transfer ideas defines their competitive advantage. We reimagined the humble knowledge base from the perspective of the core user to make information-sharing within teams fast, intuitive, and empowering.

What We Value

Stay lean
We aspire to be the most impactful company with the fewest number of people. We aim to empower our teammates with the most leveraged tools and efficient processes.
Stay lean
We aspire to be the most impactful company with the fewest number of people. We aim to empower our teammates with the most leveraged tools and efficient processes.
  • You keep us nimble by minimizing complexity
  • You utilize existing solutions when possible to avoid unnecessary reinvention
  • You think about removing features as much as adding them
Default to open
We value openness and honesty above all, but always try to act with respect and regard for each other. We encourage open exchange of knowledge and ideas between teammates.
Default to open
We value openness and honesty above all, but always try to act with respect and regard for each other. We encourage open exchange of knowledge and ideas between teammates.
  • You trust your teammates to do their best work
  • You are transparent, direct, and honest in your communication
  • You thrive on receiving and giving constructive feedback
Think rigorously
We act and execute after careful thought and examination of known information. We do this knowing there will often be missing data and risks necessary to take in its absence.
Think rigorously
We act and execute after careful thought and examination of known information. We do this knowing there will often be missing data and risks necessary to take in its absence.
  • You are not satisfied when something works — you want to understand why
  • You are more interested in getting to the truth than being right
  • You strive to keep learning, even as the expert in the room
Say no
We will abstain from many plausibly good ideas in order to give only the most promising paths the attention and resources they deserve. We aim to deliver exceptionally high value in a small set of focus areas. When we find ourselves on a suboptimal path, we will gracefully but swiftly make our exit.
Say no
We will abstain from many plausibly good ideas in order to give only the most promising paths the attention and resources they deserve. We aim to deliver exceptionally high value in a small set of focus areas. When we find ourselves on a suboptimal path, we will gracefully but swiftly make our exit.
  • You dig deep into user requests to uncover the underlying problems
  • You are clear on priorities and identify what you are and are not trying to do
The best will prevail
At Slab, whether an idea or an individual, the best will rise to the top. Great ideas we execute on come from anywhere and individuals are offered responsibilities because of outperformance.
The best will prevail
At Slab, whether an idea or an individual, the best will rise to the top. Great ideas we execute on come from anywhere and individuals are offered responsibilities because of outperformance.
  • You recognize talent and potential in people of diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • You view new challenges as growth opportunities
Global optimization
We believe that the company's mission is the ultimate priority, above any single project, team, or individual.
Global optimization
We believe that the company's mission is the ultimate priority, above any single project, team, or individual.
  • You internalize the company's mission and goals
  • You are willing to help outside your individual functional expertise when needed

Our Team

Chengyin Liu
Built mobile and web products at Airbnb. Created WhatFont and Bamboo. UIUC alumni. Avid concert goer.
David Greenspan
Created EtherPad, acquired by Google. First engineer at Meteor. Browser and real-time sync guru.
Jason Chen
Founded Stypi, backed by YCombinator & acquired by Salesforce. Open-source BDFL of Quill.
Juliusz Gonera
Worked on mobile Wikipedia at Wikimedia Foundation, payments and infrastructure at Airbnb. Big fan of accessible wikis, trilingual.
Sheharyar Naseer
Rubyist turned Alchemist. Active open-source advocate and contributor. Previously worked on bypassing government censorships in SEA.
Balto the AKK
Alaskan Klee Kai bringing his agile nature to the development process. Rewards great work with kisses and can be bribed with head scratches and belly rubs.
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Charles River Ventures
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