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Ryan Hoover

Interview with Ryan Hoover, Co-creator Product Hunt / EIR Tradecraft

Ryan Hoover, the Co-creator of Product Hunt / EIR Tradecraft is one of those entrepreneurs. I had the chance to ask Ryan a few questions about his own startup experience and the advice he has for entrepreneurs everywhere. Unlike many startups, Ryan’s Product Hunt didn't need any ...

There's No Right Way to Start Up

By Ryan Hoover

Ryan Hoover is the co-creator of Product Hunt and EIR at Tradecraft. Visit his blog to read more about startups and product design. Twitter is confusing. Early on, skeptics questioned, “What problem does it solve?” Even its founders couldn’t quite describe it, let alone foresee ...

Blogging is the New Resume

By Ryan Hoover

Ryan Hoover is the co-creator of Product Hunt, creator of Startup Edition , and instructor at Tradecraft. Follow him at @rrhoover or visit his blog to read more about startups and product design. Can we all agree resumes are crummy? Can you really communicate your life’s ...

Can the democratic power of a platform like Hacker News be applied to products?

Ryan Hoover, the founder, ran product development at startup PlayHaven for the last two years. He geeks out on products, and wanted a place to share cool stuff with others who feel the same. In building Hacker News, Paul Graham’s biggest fear was the dilution effect. He wanted to make ...

3 startups that launched without writing code

When Product Hunt’s co-founder Ryan Hoover came up with the idea, he lamented the amount of time and work required to build an online community using Ruby on Rails or similar development frameworks. He knew there had to be a better and faster way to bring his idea to market. From the ...

Hunting for habits: Keying in on smart design to make an irresistible product

By Ryan Hoover

Recently, I launched Product Hunt, a daily leaderboard of the best new products, with Nathan Bashaw , a programmer, designer and developer. As two product enthusiasts, we wanted to create a community to share, discover, and geek out about new and interesting products. But to make it a success...

PlayHaven Highlighting LTV maximization at Mobile Gaming USA

That’s why we sat down with Ryan Hoover, Director of Product Management at PlayHaven, for a podcast to discuss how publishers and developers can more effectively retain their audiences for the long haul. Tune in here as we break down: • Best practices for keeping gamers engaged, from ...

How We Got Our First 2,000 Users Doing Things That Don't Scale ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community

By Ryan Hoover

Ryan Hoover is the co-founder of Product Hunt. This essay is part of a series of posts where he shares the strategies, tactics, and surprises his team encounters building their product. Subscribe to my blog to follow along...

The Wisdom Of The 20-Minute Startup ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community

By Ryan Hoover

Ryan Hoover is the director of product at PlayHaven and creator of Startup Edition. Visit his blog and follow him on Twitter for more on startups and product design...

How VCs Are Coping With The Startup Boom ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community

" Product Hunt draws a mix of investors looking for opportunities, startup founders who want to stay abreast of the competition, and ordinary early adopters looking for apps to use, says its founder Ryan Hoover. "The investors--particularly early stage investors--use it to source deals ...

Top Marketing Insights from 2013

But before you push all of your chips in on automation, Startup Edition founder Ryan Hoover reveals why he thinks companies should stop obsessing over scalability and start getting real with their customers. Read more. For all the buzz around (and obsession over) social media, marketing ...

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