Photo by Shalon Van Tine

Photo by Shalon Van Tine


About Me

My name is Susan Fowler. I'm a writer, engineer, and startup advisor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm currently working at Stripe as the editor-in-chief of Increment (which Kara Swisher has dubbed "The New Yorker of Silicon Valley"). 

As one of the "Silence Breakers", I was TIME's Person of the Year. The Financial Times also chose me as their Person of the Year in 2017. I've been profiled by Maureen Dowd in the New York Times, and have appeared on the cover of Politico magazine, the cover of TIME magazine, as well as on lots of lists, including: The Recode 100Vanity Fair's New Establishment ListThe Politico 50Fortune's 40 Under 40Marie Claire's New Guard List, the Bloomberg 50, the Upstart 50, and more. 

I love all things computer science, math, physics, and philosophy. I live in Berkeley, California, with my amazing husband Chad (CEO and Founder of Rigetti Quantum Computing) and our daughter Seymour. 

Catch me on twitter: @susanthesquark

Press: please contact my publicist Rebecca Taylor (rebecca.taylor[at]

Film: please contact my agent Sara Nestor at Verve (snestor[at]

Books/Literary: please contact my agents Liz Parker (liz[at] and Eliza Rothstein (eliza[at] at InkWell. 

Speaking: coming soon!