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.
In November 2016, AngelList acquired Product Hunt for $20 million.
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.
The Origin of Product Hunt – Let’s Make Things – Medium