Anu Atluru

Anu Atluru

I’m currently building Slang, a consumer product studio. I’m also a writer and angel investor in startups.


I love consumer — especially social, media, gaming, work, and health. Previously, I spent 2 years at Clubhouse as the first business hire & first Head of Community. I built several functions from the ground up and helped scale from thousands to millions of users globally.

I’m also an M.D. — previously a resident physician in Emergency Medicine at Harvard / Mass General Hospital and a health tech founder. I love the arts — I’ve dabbled in film, fashion, music & comedy. I stayed in school at The University of Texas & Harvard Business School.


I write on my blog (and cross-post to Substack). I usually share my working theories about startups, investing, and work life. I sometimes freelance or syndicate with publications.

If my writing is new to you, try one of my popular essays: Rise of the Silicon Valley Small Business, Trophy Jobs, Ritual Social, Collective Experiences, & What I Learned at Clubhouse.


I invest in early-stage startups, usually in consumer or other products I could use. I'm part of First Round's Angel Track community. Hit me up if you're building something cool :)

Some teams I've invested in include: BeReal, Clubhouse, Daze, Peachy, Slay, Station, Sush, Teleport, Trace, and Banana Capital.

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