👋🏼 Hi! I’m John Milinovich,

a software entrepreneur and generative design enthusiast who’s based in Campbell, CA. I write and tweet about startups and applied machine learning.

My career started in big tech (Yahoo, Google) before co-founding URX in 2013, which was an early pioneer in mobile deep linking and was acquired by Pinterest to help build the Taste Graph. After Pinterest I started Aesthetic and then joined Clubhouse in 2021 as the first product manager on the ground. I spent 2 years at Clubhouse building discovery and monetization products before moving to Canva, where I’m leading lots of our investments into generative AI as the head of search and recommendations.

I grew up in Pasadena, CA and went to Flintridge Prep before graduating from UCLA in ‘10, where I majored in architecture and minored in accounting. When I’m not working you can find me cheering for the Dodgers or exploring the SF Bay Area with my wife, two dogs and newborn daughter.

Want to get in touch? Shoot me a message on Twitter or LinkedIn! You can also view my reading list if you’re into that.