Diane Feliciano

San Francisco, California, US

Diane's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Diane

I have devoted my career to building profitable and socially conscious Life Science businesses within a framework of corporate and social responsibility. With over 35 years experience in the Life Science Industry, I have applied my strategic business and marketing management expertise to building businesses from the ground-up as well as honing established businesses that were in dire need of improved performance. Most significantly, I developed and directed the first Life Science Center of Excellence at Siemens resulting in a Siemens Global Star Award for Sales and Customer Excellence. Being at the forefront of organizational transformation is my sweet spot and while at Siemens I established and led the Diversity and Inclusion efforts for their Industry Sector and served on the Executive Steering Committee for the U.S. Women’s Affinity Network. I currently have set my cross-hairs on exercising my entrepreneurial drive and to that end have co-founded a Biotechnology Start-Up Company called Biocosm Corp. in the San Francisco Bay Area. Biocosm is an early stage startup that is focused on revolutionizing the way biotechnology is developed and distributed by offering a secure, IP cognizant web platform to connect individual scientists, companies, universities and research organizations. Our goal is to greatly expand the synthetic organism research and development capabilities of individual scientists as well as companies/institutions, decreasing the time to market in existing Synthetic Biology Industries as well as opening the possibilities of applications in new markets and industries.

When I show up, I "Bring It" and am known for my ability to secure resources and inspire people to join the team and work hard toward clearly communicated common goals. I have done this not only for direct staff but also within the framework of leading a large global cross-functional team.

We are currently searching for a CTO. The ideal candidate would have the following skills/experience:
- Full stack developer
- Languages: php, javascript, MySQL, HTML, CSS (will accept others if good case is
made for us to switch)
- Expert with Amazon Web Services
- Knowledge of web security measures and data protection
- Expert in developing data visualization and control GUI’s
- Experience with Stripe or other payment platforms
- Knowledge of synthetic biology and experience using existing design tools


Cornell Univeristy

BS Biochemistry

1978 - 1978

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

MBA Business/Marketing

1991 - 1991