I’m an MIT Physics major from New Orleans. After graduating college I worked as a supply chain consultant and spent about 1.5 years of that working in pet food industries. The process and ingredients I saw going into the food made me want to create a better product for my dog Winston, so I created PetPlate. I’ve been running PetPlate for the past 8 months and am so much happier than at my old consulting job. I’m improving the lives of pets and pet parents, and challenging myself everyday.
This loan is special because:
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PetPlate is a human quality pet food delivery service, helping pet parents have healthier and happier pets. PetPlate’s menu was designed by veterinarians from Cornell, and only use ingredients you’d feed to your family. PetPlate works similarly to Blue Apron, our customers order on our website and pick their desired meal plans, delivery day, and time. Customers pay a monthly subscription and get deliveries twice a week.
What is the purpose of this loan?
With the Kiva loan I’ll be able to hire an operations manager and bicycle couriers to help support growing the business. I currently do most of the work for those roles myself, but bringing on the right staff will allow me to focus on growing the business instead of managing the day to day.
Years in operation: 6 months – 1 year
A loan of $10,000 helps Renaldo hire employees to help grow and scale my business.