Airtable’s founder, Howie Liu, didn’t want to make a better spreadsheet. He wanted to reinvent the spreadsheet entirely. Liu’s vision was to empower people to create what are essentially applications without writing a single line of code. Despite the countless applications of spreadsheets in almost every aspect of everyday life, Liu felt that most people were using them in ways spreadsheets were never meant to be used. According to Liu, spreadsheets are powerful tools, but they simply weren’t designed for the kinds of things most people use them for.