✓   Managing Director and Co-founder, Adverb Ventures

✓   Founding Partner, #ANGELS angel investing collective

✓   Compensation Committee (Member)

✓   Independent Director


  • Technology, Product Development, and Engineering Innovation
  • Consumer Engagement
  • Technology Industry
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneur
  • Corporate Strategy

April Underwood (age 43) has served as a member of the Board since February 2017. In February 2023, Ms. Underwood co-founded Adverb Ventures, a venture capital firm. She previously co-founded #ANGELS, a women-owned and operated angel-investing collective focused on helping grow technology startups in 2015, and continues to serve as a founding partner. Previously, she served in multiple leadership roles at Slack Technologies, Inc., a cloud-based software company that builds professional collaboration tools, including as Chief Product Officer from March 2018 to February 2019, as Vice President of Product from December 2015 to March 2018, and as Head of Platform from July 2015 to December 2015. Following her tenure at Slack, Ms. Underwood served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nearby HQ from May 2020 to December 2021; as a venture partner at Obvious Ventures, a private venture capital firm, from March 2020 to December 2021; and as founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wise Owl, a growth advisory company, from November 2019 to December 2021. Prior to joining Slack Technologies, Inc., she was Director of Product at Twitter, Inc., a social media and communications company, from April 2010 to February 2015. Prior to joining Twitter, Inc., Ms. Underwood held various product and engineering roles at Google, Travelocity, and Intel. She also previously served on the board of directors of TPB Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, from March 2021 until February 2023.

Current Other Company Board Service:

  • Eventbrite, Inc. (a public global self-service ticketing platform for live experiences), since June 2022; currently serves on the Audit Committee


  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems and Business Honors, University of Texas – Austin
  • Master of Business Administration, University of California – Berkeley (Haas)