When Ryan Hoover introduced me, Josh Buckley, as Product Hunt’s new CEO a few months ago, he teased a big vision for the future. I’m incredibly excited to finally be able to share some of that vision with you.
Say hello to Hyper, a new kind of early-stage venture firm inspired by the awesome community of makers and early adopters at Product Hunt. Hyper’s investments are about a lot more than just money — we provide startups with the things they need most in today’s tech ecosystem: a great mentorship program, a helpful community, and unique distribution partnerships, among other things we’ll announce later this year. And what makes Hyper really interesting is how we plan to reinvest our fund profits back into the ecosystem.
We’re going to invest in a small number of startups four times per year, with the first group starting our 8-week founder program on September 10th. Applications for Hyper’s Fall season are open as of today, so if you’re a startup founder, or if you’re thinking of starting a company, you should apply now.
Read more about the Hyper team and how it works, and let us know what you think. We're excited to see what the tech community (like TechCrunch) and Product Hunt community are saying about our launch so far:
"Congrats! Brilliant move for the Product Hunt community 🙌" - Ben Lang
"Congrats to you Josh & whole PH team. Excited to see this one. Applying it right away :)" - Dheeraj Mehndiratta
Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks. We have some exciting news that I can’t wait to share with you.
“One can barely tell where the ads end and your search begins.” - Sridhar Ramaswamy
Ramaswamy and Vivek Raghunathan — an ex-Google SVP of Ads and an ex-YouTube VP leading monetization — want to make your search experience about you, not ads.
Neeva launched on Product Hunt last week — a new ads-free and private search engine. On our blog, Ramaswamy shared why the co-founders decided to leave the tech giants and undertake a new search engine.
Think of the last time your customer's imported a spreadsheet. Did it work the first time? Chances are they had to clean their data before the Excel file could be imported. This isn't ideal, since your ability to get customers to value depends on how fast they're able to get data into your product.
Flatfile, the data onboarding platform, guides users through an intuitive import experience, freeing your customers from wasting hours in Excel.
No spreadsheet formatting, no weird Python scripts, and no need to build an in-house importer that will be a nightmare to maintain a year from now.