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

Nov 2, 2021
My First Film FestivalMy first experience attending a film festival, namely the New York Film Festival 2021.
Nov 2, 2021
Reviews of selected films from the New York Film Festival 2021My reviews of Joel Coen’s 'Tragedy of Macbeth', Joachim Trier’s 'The Worst Person in the World', Joan Campion’s 'The Power of the Dog', Rebecca Hall’s 'Passing', and Celine Sciamma’s 'Petite Maman'.
Oct 14, 2021
The LoftI live in a loft my housemates and I built from wooden boards. We built it because my Manhattan bedroom was too small. This is a photo-essay that walks you through the process.