Diana Hsieh, Product Manager in Boston, MA, United States
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Diana Hsieh

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Product Manager

Boston, MA, United States
Toptal Member Since
July 20, 2020

Diana has deep experience shipping products from day 0 to production. Diana has functioned as the first product manager at two startups—focused on infrastructure, developer tools, SaaS, and cloud—where she brought both products out of beta. Diana can work cross-functionally with multiple teams—managing the development and go-to-market of numerous product offerings. Prior to her product experience, Diana was a venture capitalist, allowing her to combine technical expertise with business strategy.

Work Experience

Director of Product

2018 - 2019
  • Brought the product from beta to 1.0 and shipped the first enterprise release and first managed the cloud platform.
  • Worked directly with founders to research product-market fit by engaging with early customers, marketing the product with a community of users, validating the new product offerings, and testing market demand.
  • Collaborated with the marketing team on event talks, marketing collateral, website positioning, and GTM planning. GTM included product positioning, sales demos, beta waitlists, and blog posts.
  • Interacted with key strategic customers and brought product requirements back to the engineering team.
  • Designed the infrastructure needed to monitor product usage and metrics.
  • Presented at key developer conferences to drive the adoption of the product.

Product Manager

2016 - 2018
Cockroach Labs
  • Worked on early product-market fit research and collaborated with design and marketing teams to identify the most compelling positioning for the initial product.
  • Collaborated with founders to build a roadmap for the 1.0 product and subsequent enterprise release as the only PM (first 12 months).
  • Managed the product feature development, identified user stories, and prioritized features with an (initially) 20+ engineering team.
  • Validated the initial value proposition with ~20 customers.
  • Worked with key customers as design partners to ship the first enterprise features.


2014 - 2016
Norwest Venture Partners
  • Sourced and evaluated startups in the enterprise software sector.
  • Tracked and managed key metrics for the portfolio of investments.
  • Researched and analyzed investment opportunities to present to the investment team via investment memos.
  • Developed investment theses for certain sectors including robotics, developer tools, and a vertical SaaS.

Cloud Platform


Shipped the initial version of this cloud platform—managing the go-to-market (GTM) delivery alongside the sales team in terms of compiling a beta list and launching a beta release.

Timescale Cloud is a hosted database platform that allows users to easily spin up a fully-managed TimescaleDB instance. The product also includes easy integrations with Grafana.

I was the product manager on this product—leading the efforts to develop the product and GTM it.

TimescaleDB Tutorial


Designed and wrote code for the tutorial to be used during a developer conference lecture. Delivered the 3-hours training session to 30+ developers.

The TimescaleDB tutorial was written to help new users learn how to use basic TimescaleDB features. It is designed to be developer-friendly (few visuals, copy and paste, and code-first). It highlights TimescaleDB's key differentiators.
2017 - 2019

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA, United States

2009 - 2013

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology | MIT - Cambridge, MA, United States

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