April Underwood

VP Product, Angel Investor, and Breakfast Enthusiast in San Francisco, California

April Underwood

VP Product, Angel Investor, and Breakfast Enthusiast in San Francisco, California

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I'm VP of Product at Slack and a founding member of #Angels investing group. 

I'm a consumer internet addict with a passion for platforms and partnerships. I fell in love with technology for the first time at a young age when I realized I could catalog and sort my baseball cards in Microsoft Works. As all good love stories go, I fell in love with it a few other times -- most acutely while I was in college and did ISP tech support for users in rural Texas with 28k modems, and realized I wanted to make technology my career.

Prior to Slack, I was Director of Product at Twitter, where I led teams of Product Managers on Advertising (Ads API, ads.twitter.com), Data (Firehose, Gnip) products, and was a PM on foundational products like the Tweet Button and Twitter API, and built Twitter's Business Development team from the ground up to strike strategic partnerships with the most important companies on the web (e.g., Google, Microsoft, Amazon, EA, and dozens more) and in the enterprise space (e.g., Salesforce, Adobe, etc.). I've also worked at some awesome places: Travelocity, Apple, Google and Climate Corp (Weatherbill).

I used to write code, and I sometimes write term sheets, but most of all I love building and leading product teams and working with engineers and designers to build and launch great products that people want to use.

I'm an active alumna of of The University of Texas (Management Info Systems/Business Honors, 2001) and University of California Berkeley - Haas (MBA, 2007), for which I am advising the Mayfield Fellows program in 2015.

When I'm not doing any of that, I'm practicing yoga, piano, or violin. I'm a big believer in breakfast.


  • Work
    • Slack
  • Education
    • University of California Berkeley
    • University of Texas at Austin