Our Story

Getting Gliffy With It for 15 Years (and Counting)


Gliffy was founded in 2005 in a San Francisco apartment by two software engineers who liked solving problems together, wanted a job that didn’t feel like one and thought an online diagramming tool would save time for their fellow engineers.

With a growing team and millions of diagrams later, Gliffy is part of the proverbial toolkit for companies like Pixar, Netflix, Nike, and Harvard.

In 2019, Gliffy became a part of Perforce, a global leader in software development lifecycle, version control, and code analysis software.

While tech has changed in too many ways to count since 2005, we still believe in the power of a great diagram. Visuals can bridge communication gaps, foster creative thinking, and facilitate collaboration. Gliffy puts that power at any team’s fingertips.