Gina Trapani

Gina Trapani

Managing Partner at Postlight


I'm @ginatrapani. I build software products for fun and profit. I also like to write about how technology makes our lives better (and worse).

Currently I'm a Managing Partner at Postlight, where we build platforms that power web sites, apps, and other digital products for our clients. Need help building something? Get in touch.

Before Postlight, I founded sites and services like Lifehacker (acquired by Univision), Makerbase (acquired by Fog Creek), and ThinkUp. My side projects include Todo.txt, an open source collection of text-based task list apps, and Narrow the Gap, a web site about the gender pay gap.

My writing has been published in The Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, and Wired, among others. Profiles of my work have appeared in venues ranging from The Wall Street Journal to The New York Times. Once upon a time, Fast Company named me one of the Most Influential Women in Technology, and Wired magazine awarded me its prestigious Rave Award.

Some nice strangers also wrote a Wikipedia page about me. To get in touch, you can send me an email to my usual username at Gmail or tweet at me.

Thanks for stopping by.


October 2018

  • Attended the PBS finale taping of The Great American Read with the Postlight team to celebrate America's best-loved books.

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January 2018

  • Helped build For Good, a newly-launched resource for finding socially-conscious companies.
"If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter."