Linden Lab, Inc.


Founded in 1999, Linden Lab is a privately held company established to pioneer a digital space as rich and complex as the real world. Through its online service Second Life, Linden Lab offers a truly collaborative, immersive and open-ended experience, where people are creating and inhabiting a new works of their own design.

The former CTO of RealNetworks and Linden Lab founder, Philip Rosedale, pioneered the development of many of today’s streaming media technologies, including RealVideo. In April 2003, noted software pioneer Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus Development Corporation, was named Chairman. . In 2005, Linden Lab was designated as one of the AO Top 100 Innovative Companies by AlwaysOn.

Based in San Francisco, Linden Lab employs a senior team bringing together deep expertise in physics, 3D graphics and networking. Team members have previously worked for market leading companies such as Electronic Arts, Maxis, Macromedia, Disney, THQ, Acclaim, Hasbro, Mattel and RealNetworks.

Current Investors/Backers


Linden Lab, Inc. is backed by a group of top tier investors including Benchmark Capital, Catamount Ventures and Globespan Capital.

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