About Us

Metrist About Us

Our Story

We’re working to make the world more reliable – yes, really.

As early employees of PagerDuty and New Relic, our co-founders saw firsthand how digital businesses struggled to understand how third parties were impacting their own reliability and uptime. So they created Metrist, a platform that finally makes it possible for engineers and IT leaders to have accurate insight into the reliability of third-party cloud dependencies – and get alerted in real-time when something goes wrong.

We’re now on a mission to make the world more reliable by creating actionable observability for the web’s most foundational cloud products – something we call Cloud Dependency Management. We are doing this because, in today’s world, apps are built on apps, and we all deserve clear and timely service health insights into the cloud products that power our digital world.

Our Founders

Jeff Martens

Co-Founder & CEO

Jeff has built observability products and developer tools for more than 12 years. The first company he founded, CPUsage, was a pioneer in the serverless computing space before AWS Lambda existed. Later he joined New Relic pre-IPO to focus on new products. There he served on the team creating the company’s high-performance event database, before leading Real User Monitoring and growing the product into the company’s 2nd largest revenue generator. Jeff then joined PagerDuty pre-IPO where he worked on designing, building, and launching a suite of business analytics products. Jeff is an alumnus of the University of Oregon and works between Portland, Oregon and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Ryan Duffield

Co-Founder & CTO

Ryan is an Engineer-turned-Product leader who pioneered observability and incident management platforms for companies such as Server Density, PagerDuty, and Netdata – as one of the first hires at each. Ryan is responsible for developing open source monitoring agents for Server Density and ensured PagerDuty could scale to billions of events per year for their world-class customers, before serving as VP of product for Netdata. His work building and maintaining PagerDuty’s outside-in cloud dependency monitoring is just part of what inspired him to bring the same visibility to the world through Metrist. Ryan is from Toronto, has a Computer Science degree from the University of Windsor, and is currently based in San Francisco. 

Our Team

Metrist is for engineers, by engineers. We’ve been building software and developer tools for decades, in engineering and product management eBay, PagerDuty, Netdata, Server Density, New Relic, and more. Our growing, all-remote team includes:
Cees de Groot

Principal Software Engineer

Daven Casia

Software Engineer

David Gray

Director of Engineering

Dylan Toren

Sales Development

Nikko Campbell

Software Engineer

Ellen Steinke

Developer Content
Community Manager

Our Investors

Metrist is backed by the most accomplished names in Observability, Incident Response, and Developer Tooling. They invested in us because they experienced the cloud dependency management problem firsthand and through the eyes of their customers. Our angel investors include co-founders and executives from PagerDuty, Chef, StatusPage.io, Atlassian, Sentry, Heap, Dynatrace, Fastly, Signal Sciences, and more. We are a proud portfolio company of

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