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AngelList Buys Product Hunt for Around $20 Million Thanks to its Reddit-like system for surfacing news, Product Hunt has become one of the most important ways for tech startups to get noticed in Silicon Valley.

By Alex Heath

This story originally appeared on Business Insider

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Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover.

Product Hunt, a 3-year-old website that helps techies discover new products and startups, has been acquired by AngelList.

Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover and 13-person team will operate independently from AngelList, which helps startups with recruiting and fundraising. AngelList was an early investor in Product Hunt and paid around $20 million for the acquisition, according to Recode.

Thanks to its Reddit-like system for surfacing news, Product Hunt has become one of the most important ways for tech startups to get noticed in Silicon Valley. Its prominence has made Hoover an influential figure in the tech industry.

Last month, Hoover told Business Insider that Product Hunt was preparing to launch its first revenue-generating product in the first quarter of 2017.

Alex Heath

Tech Reporter for Business Insider

Alex Heath is a tech reporter for Business Insider in New York City. He covers social media companies such as Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. He also writes about the hottest apps and startups.

Before joining Business Insider in 2015, he closely covered Apple for the website Cult of Mac. He has been a guest on shows like Good Morning America, BBC World News, Marketplace Tech and This Week in Tech.

He prefers getting tips and pitches via email or Twitter DM.

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