Pomelo Care

Pomelo Care

Introduce us to your team

We're a seed-stage startup funded by top VCs like a16z (Andreessen Horowitz) and First Round Capital, and we're looking to hire our first product designer!

We're a small-but-mighty multidisciplinary team of clinicians, technical folks (i.e., engineers and PMs), and business/ operations people aiming to tackle some of the disparities that exist in maternity care in the US today.

We're a remote-first company, and our employees are all over the US with particular concentrations in NYC and the Bay Area.

What are your team's proudest accomplishments?

We have a weekly company-wide meeting in which we share stories of impacts we have had on real patients. There are too many to list, here are some personal favorites from the team:

  • Coached a woman who really wanted to deliver vaginally but had previously only delivered by Caesarean through her vaginal birth process successfully

  • Prescribed a much-needed medication in the middle of the night for someone who was experiencing severe nausea which had gone unaddressed by their in-person OB provider

  • Used trauma-informed care to help someone who previously had a traumatic birth experience plan a safer next pregnancy experience

  • Sent a car service for someone who wasn't able to get to an important ultrasound appointment due to unexpected transportation issues

  • Helped someone with substance abuse issues develop a birth plan and, using a harm-reduction approach, a process to move from short-acting to long-acting opioids

  • Consulted with a first-time mother who was stressed in the middle of the night through lactation and latching questions, leading to her successfully being able to breastfeed

How does your team stay connected when working remotely?

We have periodic company-wide on-sites, and a variety of opt-in virtual social activities. Each team within the company has weekly meetings and specific traditions. As an example, the technical team has an optional drop-in 'social standup' for people to be able to chat or work casually over Zoom together.