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How Product Hunt Rose to the Top

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Imagine a place where you can find the next cutting-edge soft-ware tool or business app that will streamline your operations, enable you to enter a new market or give your business a competitive edge. That place already exists. It’s a year-old website called Product Hunt, and according to its 28-year-old founder, Ryan Hoover, its purpose is to serve as a launch pad for new, mostly untested ideas.

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Seek and he shall find: Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt.

In 2013 Hoover was working as a product manager at Playhaven, a mobile gaming company, when he launched Product Hunt as an informal e-newsletter for friends to find and share shortcuts to tech-development issues. 

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