Hi! I’m Michelle Lim. I lead Product at Warp, a Sequoia-backed Series B company reimagining the terminal for developers. I was Warp’s first software engineer hire, and I built the product, data, sales, and marketing functions. More on the transition here.

I also invest in and advise early-stage startups. I advise startups on their initial growth and data stack, growth strategy, and product/GTM hiring; I also provide product feedback. If you’re looking for an advisor, feel free to reach out!

I live in NYC. In my free time, I like to write essays on engineering, society, and film. I enjoy watching films and musicals with friends, swimming, and Pilates. You can find me at Twitter, Linkedin, Github or email.

Popular posts

Sep 13, 2020
Stop just using “Frontend” or “Backend” to describe the Engineering you likeWhy the “frontend” vs “backend” engineering axis doesn't map well to engineers’ psychology. And how using just one division can lead to job mismatches, turnover, and even push some new grad engineers into product management.
Jan 23, 2020
It's Not About the StarsMy essay about why milennials and I love horoscopes unironically.
Oct 24, 2019
Gold RushI notice that the two main streets running through downtown San Francisco are Mission Street and Market Street. They run parallel to each other; they never intersect.

Recent posts

Aug 6, 2023
How Marx Pushed Me Toward StartupsApplying Marx's 'alienation' to my tech internships led me straight to join a startup.
May 9, 2023
How We Built Our Own Time-Tracking Algorithm for a Rust appA technical blog post on how we built time-tracking for an app
Feb 4, 2023
My journey to Growth LeadMy journey from being an engineer to running the growth team at Warp