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Parabol is an open-source application for running agile meetings such as team retrospectives or Sprint Poker™. You may try a single-player demo of Parabol (no login creation required) at:

We endeavor to be a transparent organization and publish our company's history and SaaS metrics.

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Stack Information

Concern Solution
Server Node
Server Framework μWebSockets.js
Database (Legacy) RethinkDB
Database PostgreSQL
PubSub & Cache Redis
Data Transport GraphQL
Real-time Connectivity trebuchet
Client Cache Relay
UI Framework React
Styling (Legacy) Emotion
Styling Tailwind CSS




$ git clone
$ cd parabol
$ cp .env.example .env # Add your own vars here
$ yarn
$ yarn db:start
$ yarn dev
  • By default, the app will run at: http://localhost:3000/

  • If yarn db:start failed and localhost:5050 isn't working, a docker container, volume, or image may be corrupted and need to be pruned.



$ yarn && yarn build && yarn predeploy && yarn start

Getting Involved

Parabol offers equity for qualified contributions.

See for more information on how to get involved and how to get compensated.

Have feedback, ideas or feature requests?

Please review our Discussions to see if there's already a similar suggestion, and if not please feel free to start a new one.


For details on all releases, refer to

Parabol Core Team

Parabol Maintainers


Copyright (c) 2016-present, Parabol, Inc.

This codebase is dual-licensed under the GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, Version 3.0 while holding, at Parabol's sole discretion, the right to create new licenses. For details please read LICENSE.