Ryan Hoover is the founder of Product Hunt. He has authored over 150 posts, both at his blog and at industry publications. He is passionate about startups, product design, and personal growth.
Product Hunt surfaces the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.It’s a wildly popular site and generated a lot of buzz shortly after launching. Fortunately for us, Ryan posted often about the journey.
They didn’t try to monetize Product Hunt until 2018
Launching Product Hunt
Startup Edition was ‘a weekly email newsletter of entrepreneurs sharing their startup wisdom’ (via RyanHoover.me.)
He wrote about how serendipity led to this project at 140-characters-can-change-your-life 140 Characters Can Change Your Life.
Five Hard Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Starting Up The qualities Ryan looks for before jumping into his next startup idea.
Hunting for habits: Keying in on smart design to make an irresistible product Ryan shares the design decisions and strategies used to build a habit-forming product, largely influenced by Nir Eyal’s work.