Diana Akelman


Boston, Massachusetts, US

Diana's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Diana

Hi! I'm Diana. I'm a passionate dog lover eager to simplify the way we find and book pet care. Also a former growth investor with experience in sales. Driven, task-oriented, and will stop at nothing to GSD.

Looking for a technical lead who wants to be a part of our efforts, which will redefine pet care as we've known it. A full-stack developer who can roll up sleeves to stabilize and refine our mobile-optimized, web MVP (currently being used by 5 dog walking companies, 8 walkers, and 150+ dogs) as well as build and lead our development team.

Some key challenges we face:
- Continuously making what can be a complex scheduling UI more simple, intuitive, and shorter time to completion for each user action
- Designing a matching / recommendations algorithm based on user inputted data to facilitate consumer discovery
- Working with different technologies to seamlessly integrate desktop, mobile, and hardware
- Working towards establishing and improving upon our agile workflow

If interested, would love to hear from you!


Yale University

BA, Economics and International Studies

2008 - 2008

Harvard Business School


2015 - 2015


Harvard Venture Incubator Program

Co-working Space

Harvard Innovation Lab

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