I'm the founder of Lexica – we're building a suite of creative tools backed by state-of-the-art generative models (P.S. we're hiring). I previously worked on a low-code tool powered by language models called Debuild. Before that, I built Vectordash, a P2P cloud gaming startup backed by Y Combinator and scaled it to thousands of users globally.

I live in San Francisco and spend my free time experimenting with software design, researching genetics and longevity, and trying to build the future.

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The quickest way to reach me is by messaging me on Twitter at @sharifshameem. If you prefer a more serious medium, feel free to send me an email at samin100@gmail.com.

I try to make a point to respond to every message I receive. Some of my closest friends were strangers I decided to message on a whim.


Latest Posts

How to Solve Hard Problems

Problems that Kepler, Newton, Einstein, and the Wright brothers faced.

May 11, 2022

On Steve Jobs

Job's philosophy on computing resonates with me deeply.

June 3, 2021

Musicians are the luckiest people

One of the best gifts is being able to create for others. Musicians take it to the next level.

December 5, 2020

Improving Large Video Calls

Physical rooms allow for serendipity while Zoom doesn't. Here's a potential fix.

March 28, 2020

Golden Era of Productivity Tools

A quick rundown of Roam, Sunsama, and Super.

December 28, 2019

The Startup Operator's Manual

A collection of startup advice that may or may not be useful.

December 22, 2019

Developing an API for human behavior

What if humans were as programmable as computers?

November 18, 2019

You Need to Ship Faster

Shipping product is the heartbeat of any startup. Stop shipping and you're dead.

November 17, 2019

Going Super: Quantifying and Optimizing Your Life

A tool for tracking my life.

September 25, 2019

Is this a Bug in React, Chromium, or the HTML Spec?

The way browsers handle number-based inputs could be improved.

August 23, 2019

Life is Great, So Damn Great

Appreciating life.

August 4, 2019

Using Cognitive Dissonance to Shape Your Behavior

How we can take advantage of the unpatched exploit hidden in our minds.

July 28, 2019

Very Helpful Startup Questions

A few questions that can clarify your startup idea.

July 19, 2019

Twitter is Far Too Expensive

While fantastic, is Twitter actually worth the cost?

June 10, 2019

Don't try to be happy

A brief musing on fulfillment.

May 28, 2019

Move to your optimal city

Cities with likeminded individuals make us feel good.

May 18, 2019

How to become a billionaire without being lucky

A simple, straightforward how-to guide. Backed by science, possibly.

May 16, 2019