Hi! I’m Michelle Lim, and I live in NYC. I’m a founding software engineer at Warp and an angel investor. I also write essays on engineering, technocultural phenomena, and film. You can find me at Twitter, Linkedin, Github or email.

I joined Warp as the first engineer and currently, I’m steering our growth strategy. Some things I’ve done at Warp so far: I co-built our initial terminal product in Rust, planned and executed our launch out of stealth, and built our first cloud-enabled feature end-to-end in Rust and Golang.

I also invest in and support early-stage startups, specializing in engineer hiring, product-led growth, and technical design of the MVP.

I’m currently curious about the gut microbiome, video editing, privacy-preserving machine learning, and healthcare affordability. In my free time, I watch films and musicals with friends, and paint oil paintings. I’m interested in collaborating with people on projects and writing. You can email me at limxlmichelle@gmail.com.

Most popular posts

Sep 13, 2020
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.
Jan 23, 2020
It's Not About the Stars My Yale Daily News essay about why milennials and I love horoscopes unironically.
Oct 24, 2019
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."

Recent posts

Dec 19, 2020
Marvel Studios: The Unwilling US Foreign Policy Pundit My essay describing how and why Marvel Studios delivers watered-down critiques on US Foreign Policy. It appears to condemn US foreign policy and yet undercuts every serious critique by attributing structural problems to individual faults.
Nov 1, 2020
The film club no one's heard of My essay about why some TV viewers compulsively check Reddit/Youtube after each TV show, and why you should consider checking it too.
Sep 22, 2020
HerBusiness My humor essay about some men pitching a women's toilet productivity app.