Let me get straight to it: I’ve made the decision — perhaps the biggest in my career — to focus on investing. And with that, I’m bidding farewell to the amazing team at Slack with a heart full of gratitude.

Silicon Valley was more myth than reality to me when…


Admission: I was way late to the podcast scene, having entirely skipped their first wave and only really getting into a groove in the past year. …


Five years ago, I walked into Twitter’s Folsom Street office for my first day on Twitter’s product team. It was my 30th birthday. I chose to spend it at work because the opportunity to work on a product I already loved was the best gift I could have possibly received…


My first tech job was doing dial-up ISP tech support at a company in Austin called teleNetwork. I helped frustrated, nerve-rattled people across the southeastern US get online. …


Stretching out in cramped quarters

Over Memorial Day weekend, my family and I found ourselves seated close to a couple who was clearly visiting San Francisco on vacation. They caught my eye because they kept leaning in to whisper to one another, seemingly unsure that they were allowed to speak at the same volume of…

April Underwood

Product lady, investor, sun-seeker. Formerly of Twitter, Google, Texas, Math Olympiad team or whatever.

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