Ryan Hoover

“The hardest thing right now isn’t building a good product or the product itself—the hardest part for some is getting attention."

Current Place
San Francisco, California, United States of America


I’m a product guy with a passion for startups, product design, and personal growth. I grew up in the beautifully green northwest, in a college town named Eugene. After graduating from the University of Oregon, I lived in Portland for a year before making the jump to San Francisco. I couldn’t be happier. I’m the Founder of Product Hunt (YC S14), created Startup Edition, worked as an EIR at Tradecraft, and was the Director of Product at PlayHaven. I’m also a contributing writer to Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal. Additionally, I’ve written over 150 essays, many of which are featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, Pando, Fast Company, and The Next Web. Here’s a sample of my writing:

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