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Magnus's headline: CEO and Co-founder of Sanity

Magnus's email: magnus@sanity.io
Magnus's location: San Francisco Bay Area
Joined: December 2017
Magnus's job title: CEO & Co-founder

Content in the Composable Era
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The composable era has new challenges, new requirements, and new opportunities. Learn how to embrace the change, and what the Sanity Composable Content Cloud can help you achieve.

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We Stand By Ukraine
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Sanity is a half US and half European company. Our hearts are with everyone impacted by this meaningless war, in Ukraine, in Russia, and elsewhere.

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2021: A year in review
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"2021 was a blowout year for Sanity" the Jamstack survey concluded. Looking back we have built our community our product and our team to new levels. And looking ahead we are excited about what's coming!

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It takes a village: Announcing our series B
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To build our product, community, and organization we have raised a $39 million Series B round led by ICONIQ Growth, with participation from Lead Edge Capital as well as existing investors.

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2020: In Review
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Entering 2020 we hoped to continue the great journey that we left behind in 2019. Looking back now, we are proud to conclude we did that, and more.

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Black Lives Matter
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Our first steps to hold ourselves accountable in preventing systemic racism.

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COVID-19 update from the Sanity team
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As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates throughout the world we’re adjusting to the new normal. We are in the fortunate position of being able to carry on with our business and also want to support corona-related initatives.

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Welcome our new team member: Anders!
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Hiring great people is key, and that makes us extra happy to announce a new team member joining Sanity.io!

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How to Sanity.io - our values described
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Company culture is the manifestation of how we interact. Among ourselves, and with our clients, collaborators and loved ones. It is our firm belief that there can not be a great company without a great culture.

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Taking Sanity.io to the next level
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Announcing our latest fundraising, our new office in San Francisco, and joining the Heavybit accelerator.

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Magnus is a recovering finance professional turned n00b developer. He started learning to code as a passion project on the side of a long standing career in private equity and consulting. He became so convinced of technology's importance to the future of work that he quit his job to pursue it in earnest. He met his co-founders Simen, Even and Øyind shortly thereafter, and the rest is history. Now, Magnus leads Sanity as a co-founder and CEO.

Drawing from his 17 years of experience counseling business executives through industry shifts and trends, he now shepherds Sanity's global customer base through the digital transformation of content.

Magnus lives in Oakland, California with his wife and two rock trolls. He loves to build random LEGO sets and make fish tacos with his kids, as well as explore the California river delta.