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.
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. Stop just using “Frontend” or “Backend” to describe the Engineering you like
Why 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. It's Not About the Stars
My essay about why milennials and I love horoscopes unironically. Gold Rush
I 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. How Marx Pushed Me Toward Startups
Applying Marx's 'alienation' to my tech internships led me straight to join a startup. How We Built Our Own Time-Tracking Algorithm for a Rust app
A technical blog post on how we built time-tracking for an app My journey to Growth Lead
My journey from being an engineer to running the growth team at Warp