Peter Koechley

Co-founder, Upworthy

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON October 28, 2015


Peter Koechley@peterkoechley · Co-founder, Upworthy
Hi all! I'm Peter - the Co-founder of Upworthy and happy to be here today with Erik and Product Hunt community. Please ask away!
Harry Stebbings@harrystebbings · Podcast Host @ The Twenty Minute VC
@peterkoechly thanks so much for joining us. What would you say is the hardest part of being a founder and how do you get over the hard times and remember the long term vision? Would so love to hear your thoughts!
Jeff Umbro@jeffumbro · CEO of The podglomerate
Hi @peterkoechley - what are some plans that Upworthy has for the future? It seems that the site waves back and forth with the algorithms of different social media networks?
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Peter! I'm curious to hear your thoughts on Facebook Instant Articles, Snapchat Discover, Twitter Moments, and other social distribution channels where the content isn't hosted by creators like yourself. Are you excited or nervous about these and can a publication compete without using these platforms today?
Jason Alt@littlewyvern · Co-Founder,
Hey Peter, I just read the Upworthy case study in "Startup Growth Engines" and am curious how things have changed since it was written. Is Twitter still a relatively inconsequential driver of traffic? How has the rise of so many Upworthy copycats affected your strategy? Thanks.
Jim ZHAO@jimzhaolong