Saying goodbye to SoundCloud
After an amazing two years, I decided to depart SoundCloud this Friday. I’m so proud to have been a part of such a game-changing company. Even more wonderful is the fact that I could contribute in such an important area: monetization.
For the past two years and three months, I’ve focused on helping SoundCloud become a more sustainable company in various ways including:
- Expanding their ad products offerings from first-party audio ads to first-party and third-party audio and video ads
- Collaborating with people in other functions to launch the marketing and checkout pages for SoundCloud Go
- Helping to refine SoundCloud Go’s subscriber experience
- Designing the Google Cast receiver, enabling Chromecast and Chromecast Audio users to affordably play SoundCloud on their TVs and stereo systems
Additionally, I supported efforts to hire more marginalized people, helped form a new diversity resource group for people of color at the company, hosted office visits with Q&A panels for newcomers in tech, and spoke at countless events in behalf of the company including a keynote at !!Con.
I’m thankful for the kindness and support I’ve received from my SoundCloud family. I feel joy when I think about all I’ve been able to do and learn during my time at the company. I am at the same time looking forward to the next chapter in my work life, which I’ll announce very soon.
Originally published at cattsmall.com on August 30, 2016.