Bryan McClain

Bryan McClain

Redowood City, California, United States
Member since July 28, 2009
I've been helping companies and agencies build user-centered products for over ten years and have run my own company for about six years. When I first started Metric Lab with my business partner Demetrius Madrigal, we had no clients, no investors and no office. But, what we did have was a vision, passion and extremely supportive friends and family. I cannot stress how important it is to surround yourself with people who support you and your vision. I can honestly say that if it was not for all the people that stepped up and helped us when we first got started, I don't think we would be here today. Quote_down
  • About
Investor interests
Investments partners Demetrius Madrigal
Credentials None
2004 San Jose State University , MA , MA Experimental Psychology
2002 San Jose State University , BA , Experimental Psychology

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Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Metric Lab, ActiveComm Labs LLC
Companies I work or worked for:
TurboLinux, Envive
If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I like the process of taking an idea and working with talented people to bring it to market.

My favorite startups:

Metric Lab, Job Rooster, Groupon,, and GoPro

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The most rewarding part about being an entrepreneur is making real change in the world - building products that help people have a better life.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Growing too fast and not putting the user in the center of the design process.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Keep it simple, keep a tight budget, and work with talented people.

Full bio

Bryan is passionate about connecting with people and understanding their experiences and perspectives. Bryan co-founded Metric Lab in 2005 with the vision of helping clients truly understand their consumers and design products that are user-centered. Bryan’s background stems from rigorous academic and industry experience which includes a BA and MA in experimental psychology and over eleven years experience in user-centered research and design.

Bryan is a published author with several magazine articles, academic journal articles, and web periodical articles to his name. He has also acquired a U.S. patent and registered trademark for concepts that he has developed. Bryan has led research projects for companies like eBay, Kodak, Microsoft and BAE Systems and enjoys helping drive technology to the next level through innovative research and design.