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Ryan McKim, Psy.D.

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Principal, NFC - early stage VC, advise on digital health. Former: Neuropsychologist, Founder @BloKO, VP @NeoCorta - BrainHealth, Duke grad.

Principal, NFC - early stage VC, advise on digital health. Former: Neuropsychologist, Founder @BloKO, VP @NeoCorta - BrainHealth, Duke grad.

11 vouches

Involved In






Principal National Financial Companies July 2015 - present
Clinical Neuropsychologist Mind Therapy Clinic May 2014 - present
Clinical Neuropsychologist Private Practice October 2009 - present
Founder BloKO January 2013 - July 2015
Science/Technology Consultant Pear Therapeutics March 2015 - July 2015
Health Psychology Supervisor California Pacific Medical Center May 2011 - July 2015
Scientific Consultant ClearCare August 2014 - October 2014
Neuropsychologist San Francisco Department of Public Health March 2010 - May 2014
VP of Research & Outcomes NeoCORTA July 2010 - January 2014
Research Neuropsychologist San Francisco VA Medical Center December 2008 - August 2011
Neuropsychology Instructor California Institute of Integral Studies July 2009 - May 2011
Scientific Consultant NeoCORTA December 2009 - July 2010
Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow California Pacific Medical Center August 2007 - August 2008
Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow - Traumatic Brain Injury California Pacific Medical Center August 2007 - August 2008
Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow - Memory Clinic California Pacific Medical Center August 2007 - August 2008


Duke University Business & Cultural Anthropology
California Institute of Integral Studies Clinical Psychology

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Business Development
Markets of Interest
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics
  • • Fitness
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Psychology • Mhealth • Cognitive neuroscience • Digital Health • Stress management • Clinical research • Health Psychology • Neuropsychology

Key Accomplishments

I've been involved in start-ups at various levels from a: Founder to VP of Research & Design to active programming since '97. Areas ranging from early web development to Digital Health and Fin-Tech. I have experience translating psychology and neuroscience to actionable technologies.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

In person when possible, but have been involved with numerous telecommuting companies and projects.

As an Advisor

Focused, hands on, regular communication.

Advising early stage --> mature companies and entrepreneurs in the digital health space.

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Rivera, David
They're my friends  •  Producer, Herzog and Company and Field and Post Supervisor, Telepictures. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
I know no one who works harder than Ryan. He tells me about the projects he's working on and I wonder if he has access to more hours in the ... day than I do. He has a profound intelligence, a deep intellectual curiosity, and an ability to merge concepts from disparate fields to create incredible new ideas and opportunities. There's no one I'd trust more to take any concept to new heights.
Owen Grace
They're my friends  •  Previously Senior Software Engineer, Electronic Arts. Previously Software Engineer, Web Developer, Freelance. Dartmouth College grad.
Ryan's already proven himself to have the drive and spirit of a savvy entrepreneur with his creation and continued perseverance with his Blo ... KO app. Perhaps he's relatively new to the tech startup space, but Ryan certainly brings a different point of view and unique expertise to the table, given his prior experience in neuropsychology research. I hope FounderDating helps Ryan find great people to partner with; I wholeheartedly vouch for him!
Adam Mastrelli, MBA
They're my school  •  Customer Engagement Solutions for IBM. Previously: Global Client Executive for Walmart and Sam's Club Duke undergrad, UF MBA
Ryan is an entrepreneur. Everything that he does and works on is unique, thoughtful and informed. Not only is he a great listener and soundi ... ng board for other entrepreneurs, but his hunger and commitment to "following up" and "showing up" separate him as a rare mix of creative and rational.
We worked together
He has been through the startup game before and missed it after getting a Neuropsychologist degree. Knowing it isn't all glamor sets him up ... to be able to grind out a success. His ability to listen, learn, and have an understanding of the technology helps him to design good products that makes sense. While launch, he was fantastic to work for an really drove all aspects of the company forward. Each developer we worked with really enjoyed building products with Ryan. I would work with or for Ryan any day.
Geoff Hamm
They're my friends  •  Vice President Strategic Alliances, AppLovin and Investor, Tap.Me, Inc (acquired by MediaMath, 2012). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sets a vision and works hard to achieve it. Able to pivot quickly off of successes and challenges. He's a very good communicator and collabo ... rator
Young Pham
We worked together  •  Chief Strategy Officer, Comrade. Previously CMO, Investlab. Texas A&M grad.
Ryan is resourceful and very driven. He has a good sense for understanding what he wants and how that translates into a solution that meets ... a market need.
Geoff Garinger
They're my advisor  •  Director, Business Development, SurveyMonkey and Board of Directors, Exploring New Horizons. Dartmouth College grad.
I've worked with Ryan on a few ideas and have had indepth discussions that begin in the theoretical and work their way to a concrete busines ... s discussion. Ryan has a strong grasp on the concepts involved to make a business work and has no shortage of ideas. I think to be successful he'll need technical support that shares the vision he lays out. I find him to be unfailingly honest and someone who will be the last one to tire out when effort is demanded. I've known Ryan for over 10 years and I recommend him highly.
Christian Marenbach
They're my school  •  Engineering, Heighten. Previously Senior Engineer, Infrastructure, NetSuite. Duke grad.
Ryan has always been an idea machine, even before I knew what an entrepreneur was. As a long time academic, he is methodical in applying wh ... at he knows and investigating what he doesn't know toward a focused goal.
Joe Lazarus
They're my friends  •  Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Backflip Studios. Previously Internet Marketing & Product Strategy Consultant, Self-Employed.
Gets things done.
JD Cain
They're my school  •  Director of Sales Operations, Revinate and Owner, Malham USA. Duke grad.
Ryan and I have had lengthy discussions about his business and what leads me to believe he will be successful is his drive. While I think h ... is intelligence and thoughtfulness will create an environment for success, nothing can replace the drive you need to succeed. Ryan has that in spades. Nobody will work harder to make sure it happens. Add to that the fact that he's super fun and thoughtful plus intelligent enough to understand just about anything, and you have the pieces that will make any company successful.
They're my school
An elastic mind, incredible drive, persistent vision and an around wonderful human being.

Adam Mastrelli, MBA
They're my school  •  Customer Engagement Solutions for IBM. Previously: Global Client Executive for Walmart and Sam's Club Duke undergrad, UF MBA
Adam's talents and interests have literally taken him all over the world and opened doors for him to work at top firms and on the ground wit ... h children in need. Not only does he accomplish what he sets out to do, he consistently attracts interest and support for his endeavors because of his engaging personality, that draws talent to whatever he is working on. If he's doing it, I want to be a part of it.