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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

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

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

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Further reading

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

Nathan Bashaw

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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News

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Date
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Description
Lucas Matney
January 28, 2020
TechCrunch
The team behind Product Hunt is launching a new social network called YourStack, a platform aiming to connect people that are passionate about products and help them discover what things their friends love. "It's super simple, you just search through and create a stack of products you love." Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover tells TechCrunch. [...]
Kate Clark
November 25, 2019
TechCrunch
Ryan Hoover's Weekend Fund closes second fund.

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