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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

October 22, 2020
Product Hunt announces that former Mino Games founder Josh Buckley as new CEO, replacing founding CEO Ryan Hoover
January 28, 2020
Product Hunt launches beta of YourStack, a home for your favorite things
November 2016
In November 2016, AngelList acquired Product Hunt for $20 million.
November 6, 2013
Product Hunt launched on November 6, 2013

Patents

Further Resources

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

Nathan Bashaw

News

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Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Matthew Panzarino
July 20, 2021
TechCrunch
Hyper is a $60M early-stage fund co-founded by Josh Buckley, Product Hunt's CEO along with writer, founder and designer Dustin Curtis. Two ex-Sequoia operators are part of the team at launch as well. Malika Cantor as Partner and GM and Ashton Brown as Head of Program. The fund launches today and is self-described as 'inspired [...]
Alexandra Ames
June 3, 2021
TechCrunch
Builders, creators and developers, this one's for you! TechCrunch has always been about discovering fresh solutions and shining the light on exciting, new products that have the potential to make a difference. Our past hackathons have been the breeding ground for products like Alexa Shop Assist, Quick Insurance, reVIVE and GroupMe who went on to [...]
December 9, 2020
The Indian Express
The initial investment has been made by a group of prominent people including iPod inventor Tony Fadell, Twitch cofounder Kevin Lin, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman and more.
Manish Singh
December 9, 2020
TechCrunch
Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus who left the company two months ago, has raised $7 million from a roster of high-profile investors for his new venture. The Swedish tech entrepreneur said on Wednesday he had secured $7 million in Seed financing round from friends and private investors including Tony Fadell (Principal at Future Shape [...]
Melia Russell
November 24, 2020
Business Insider
All year, Business Insider published lists of rising startups, which featured over 350 companies. We went back and chose our top 100 from that crop.
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