We had the good fortune of connecting with Matt Mayberry and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Matt, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I genuinely enjoy working with my cofounders and remain driven and challenged by them to this day. We all bring low-ego no drama attitudes to the challenging and complex problems we work on together and also make sure we have a high degree of mission alignment. Those things working in harmony make having hard conversations a lot easier when things get tough. The people you do business with are often more important than the actual business you do.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
After selling my previous startup at the end of 2019 I cofounded a new company called Temper to improve everyone’s metabolic fitness. Your metabolism supports your focus, sleep, mood, and vitality. Wherever your metabolic fitness is, with the right tools and techniques, you can improve it. Temper supports users with products that combine AI powered digital coaching, bio-monitoring, and a first of its kind appetite suppressant that makes intermittent fasting easy by blocking the thing that makes it hard, hunger. Temper makes intermittent fasting easy by blocking the thing that makes it hard, hunger. Temper is the next step in my relentless pursuit to find out what man can make of man but finally giving people what they want… a magic pill to change their behavior. I’m looking forward to bringing our products to market and hearing the success stories from our users as they start and achieve a better metabolic lifestyle.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Id start by having them divide the city into thirds. Its impossible to see all of Los Angeles in a week (or possibly a lifetime) so I would recommend they spend time downtown, mid-city, and on the westside. First, I would send them to the arts district to check out the breweries, bars, and restaurants like Guerilla Tacos, Angry Egret, Death & Co, Pearl River Deli, and ERB. They would also need to visit Grand Central Market, Guisados, and grab a drink at the Varnish or Ham & Eggs (who dosent love Shit Cans?!?!) In mid-city must see spots would be Parks BBQ, Soban, and the Bun Shop. You can also swing a dead cat and hit a good restaurant anywhere on Pico from DTLA to the pier. On the westside I would have them stomp around Venice and Santa Monica stopping for beachside coffee and sunshine at Great White, takeout from Ospi Italian, and if its summer and happy hour a beer on the back patio at the Galley or Chez Jay
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I owe my shoutout and my success to Burrhus Frederic Skinner. Dr. Skinner is the godfather of modern behaviorism and the first to pose the question “what can man make of man”. I have dedicated my life to the relentless pursuit of this question guided by Skinners writings, research, and academic publications. My lifes mission has been to build technology products that not only shape and move the human condition but also to get us one step close to finding out what man can truly make of man.