Today’s funding deals:
Because being the darling of Silicon Valley wasn’t enough, Product Hunt has also raised a new $6.1 million from venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, Alexis Ohanian, and Product Hunt’s existing investors.
Product Hunt started as an email-based experiment and has become a thriving community of tech-lovers huddling around products.
After VCs sourced deals from its site, it’s only natural that Product Hunt would get its own funding.
This week, we talk with Ryan Hoover, the co-founder of the increasingly influential Product Hunt, a “Reddit for products” that’s the talk of Silicon Valley.
GuestAyelet Noff, who managed PR for the launch of the viral hit Yo, gives a detailed outline of the events (and PR strategy) which led to Yo’s grand success.
Like many startups that begin as side projects and eventually turn into full-fledged companies and fulltime jobs, Product Hunt went from Ryan Hoover’s email experiment to a veritable community he’s now building as part of the current Y Combinator (YC) batch.