About DRC

I work with product teams and leaders in product organizations to build informed, effective product delivery. That may be through consulting, research spikes, strategy projects, or setting up scalable systems — whatever it takes to enable the situational awareness and feedback necessary for the work at hand.

Research in product development is changing rapidly — the pendulum is swinging from traditional, project-based work toward more continuous modes of discovery. Even as our methods move, the need for a well-informed product practice remains stable.

Dave’s Research Company was founded by Dave Hora in 2020 after 10 years in-house, partnering with product and design to establish the research practice at startups including Instacart, PlanGrid, and ResearchGate.

About Dave

I received a B.S. in Cognitive Science and Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009. I've lived and worked in the Bay Area; Denver, Colorado; Berlin, Germany; and now reside and work out of Porto, Portugal.

BJJ brown belt (Sep. 2023); UXLX workshop (Jun. 2022); first vintage (Sep. 2021)

I'm currently a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and I hold space each year for the wine harvest in Portugal plus a two-week Camino de Santiago walk. My first vintage from 2021 will be commercially available late in 2023.

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