Alex Yurkowski grew up in New Jersey. He has always been into tech and building things, especially in software. Like many others, it all started with a lot of video games, like Warcraft, Starcraft – basically the Blizzard portfolio.
But along with that, it included Legos, Connects, and then progressed naturally into computer science. He attended Notre Dame to study CS and being a part of the fighting Irish, he can confirm there is a love hate relationship with the Rudy story. Post college, he worked at IBM for a stint in North Carolina. It was at this point in his life that he got married, and then moved to LA and he’s been there for about 5 years.
He and his co-founder were working on projects together, and they went through multiple workflow tools that didn’t fit there work style. They realized that there was a gap in the market, where people needed a tool that allowed you to work the way you want, and have all of your tools in one place.
This is the creation story of ClickUp.
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