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Product Hunt

Product Hunt

Product Hunt is a website that lets users share and discover new products. The site was founded by Ryan Hoover in November 2013, and is owned by AngelList.

Product Hunt allows users to submit products, which are listed in a linear format by day. The site includes a comments system and a voting system similar to Hacker News or Reddit. The products with the most votes rise to the top of each day's list.



Products are organized into categories; technology products (web apps, mobile apps, hardware products, etc.), games (PC, web, mobile apps), books and podcasts. As of July 2014 submitting products to the site is available to all members. A submission simply requires a product title, URL, and tagline. However, commenting on products is granted to only a select group of members requiring existing member approval.



The site also includes a daily email list that sends out yesterday's top tech "hunts" (products) as well as a featured collection. A version of the digest is also available for games and books.

Funding

In November 2016, AngelList acquired Product Hunt for $20 million.

History

Product Hunt launched on November 6, 2013. It began as an email list built using Linkydink. On July 17, 2014, Product Hunt announced Y Combinator backing. The company announced it would receive $6.1 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz in Fall 2013.



In September 2017, Product Hunt launched Ship, which is a suite of tools for makers to generate demand for the products they create, and in February 2018, Product Hunt released a new tech news aggregator app, called Sip. 

Timeline

November 2016

In November 2016, AngelList acquired Product Hunt for $20 million.

November 6, 2013



Product Hunt launched on November 6, 2013

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aaron O'Leary

Employee



Abadesi Osunsade

Employee



Abdur Chowdhury

Investor



Alexis Ohanian

Investor



Amit Jain

Employee



Amrith Shanbhag

Employee



Andreas Klinger

Employee



Andrew Chen

Investor



Andrew Ettinger

Employee



Ayrton De Craene

Employee



Ben Tossell

Employee



Bram Kanstein

Employee



Brenden Mulligan

Investor



Brett deMarrais

Investor



Chad Whitaker

Employee



Chris Hutchins

Investor



Dan Edwards

Employee



Dave Morin

Investor



Emily Hodgins

Employee



Jack Altman

Investor



Jacqueline von Tesmar

Employee



Jake Crump

Employee



Jonathon Triest

Investor



Julie Delanoy

Employee



Justin Potts

Employee



Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

The Origin of Product Hunt – Let’s Make Things – Medium

Nathan Bashaw





Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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