Looking Back: How Did I End Up at Opendoor?

It’s been almost 2 years since I joined Opendoor and what an incredible ride it’s been. Looking at my notes from Nov-Dec’16, here’s the story.   Starting things is my default, whether it was thinking about how to capitalize on the fish wire craze in middle school or starting companies with friends after college. So… Continue reading Looking Back: How Did I End Up at Opendoor?

Transparency at Startups: My Experience at Opendoor

When on vacation a few weeks ago I was reflecting on what are some things I love about Opendoor and Transparency as a value rose to the top. Transparency has always seemed like one of those things that’s a no-brainer to follow and I'm grateful to see the steps we’ve taken at Opendoor to put… Continue reading Transparency at Startups: My Experience at Opendoor

BCC Protection

At Opendoor, there’s a healthy default towards transparency. While we are a Slack-heavy company, we still use email a good amount--especially for communicating with external parties. However, email and transparency aren’t something that goes hand-in-hand, unless you’re Stripe I II. Luckily, BCC can be used to build openness and keeping relevant internal parties in the loop… Continue reading BCC Protection

Keyboard Shortcuts: The Blue Bubbles of Apps & Websites

iMessage is a default messaging service on top of SMS on the iPhone where your messages to a sender appear in blue bubbles as long as the other person has an iPhone (yes, even if you don’t sign into your iCloud). If you message a sender who doesn’t have one, DISASTER occurs--your messages are now in… Continue reading Keyboard Shortcuts: The Blue Bubbles of Apps & Websites

Experience of the Week: Wells Fargo Card-Free ATM

A few weeks ago, I saw an interesting billboard by Wells Fargo near one of the first few exit ramps of the freeway after crossing into San Francisco via the Bay Bridge. The billboard illustrated  Wells Fargo's latest consumer experience/offering - Card Free ATM Access. I was excited because this was one of those product ideas… Continue reading Experience of the Week: Wells Fargo Card-Free ATM

Bruin Entrepreneurs: Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Two night ago, I attended the 2nd UCLA Student + Alumni  Entrepreneurs Dinner. Last time I was here, a year ago, the event was my baby at Bruin Entrepreneurs for which we had raised some money from, the ever supporting, UCLA VC Fund, to host! The only difference was this year, I was back as… Continue reading Bruin Entrepreneurs: Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Ecosystem