Hi, I’m Derrick, the creator of Level, an alternative to real-time chat optimized for deep work.
For the past year, I’ve been working on solving the distraction epidemic in the modern workplace.
Thousands of folks reserved their username and hundreds of companies I spoke to recognized deep problems with real-time chat. But despite all the positive signals, I’ve made the decision to step back from Level.
If you’re interested, I wrote an in-depth retrospective to tell the whole story.
I’m not sure, but I know that I’m passionate about serving the needs of makers (developers, designers, founders, indie hackers, and the like). Perhaps there’s a way to deliver on the Level vision that is compatible with my goals – I am exploring that as well.
One thing’s for sure: I will continue openly documenting what I’ve learned, with the hope of helping others achieve their entrepreneurial goals.
If you’d like to join 1,000+ people following along with my journey, drop your email address here — I promise to keep it interesting.