Bounty Hunter

Collecting money is painful. Have a smart bot do it for you!

BountyHunt.io is a smart bot – with a personality – that automates the tedious job of collecting money.

No new accounts or app downloads required – your friends simply pay you using whatever payment platform they prefer: Venmo, PayPal, or Square 🙌

Reviews
  • Flora Capaldi
    Flora CapaldiSales Manager @ Salesforce
    Pros: 

    Easy to use - I love the humor

    Cons: 

    Would be cool to make my own GIFs

    I’ve used Bounty Hunt for big group dinners and team happy hours. Like being able to give people options on how they want to pay. Love the weekly email that tells me who’s paid so I don’t have to even think about it!

    Flora Capaldi has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    Super intuitive and useful!!!

    Cons: 

    none yet

    Literally used this last night haha. I used to pay for stuff way more and got tired of losing $$. Clever solution, has already come in handy a couple times this month.

    I also really like that there are different personalities—I use this for business-y contacts also.

    Taylor Jacobson has used this product for one month.
Discussion
Hey PH! It’s been a long-time dream of mine to build a full-fledged product from the ground up and launch it here on Product Hunt. Getting to this point was far harder than I expected – launching is truly an act of will – but we’re finally ready to share what we built with you! Our backstory: Last summer, I teamed up with a couple of friends and we started building Bounty Hunt as a side project to solve a problem we knew all too well ⇒ the thankless job of paying for a group followed by reminding them to pay you back 🙀 We found it awkward to ping people, but if you didn’t, either they’d forget or you would. And if you wanted to use an expense splitting app like Splitwise, you needed everyone in the group to download a new app or create a new account, which was a showstopper. So we built BountyHunt.io, a smart bot with a personality that would do the job for us. Automating the entire collection process takes <2 mins. Your friends never need to download an app or create an account – they simply pay you using whatever payment platform they prefer: Venmo, PayPal, or Square 👍 Your Bounty Hunter will: 😺 Send friends a custom 1-click link to pay you 😸 Automatically track payments in one place 😻 Send you a weekly summary email with the option to nudge stragglers 😹 Use humor + GIFs to make the experience light (maybe even fun) Common use cases include: 💰 Team / club dues 🌴 Group trips, events, dinners 🎁 Group purchases 🏠 Rent 👊 PH Offer: Message me if you’d like a promo code for free bonus hunts!
@collinpwalter Brilliant work! I have issues collecting my rent monthly from my roommates and would certainly use Bounty Hunter to avoid these problems. 1) I would love to see a mobile app for Bounty Hunter because I am a heavy mobile user. 2) To stay on top of mind for me the emails that give a weekly summary do just that. I would look forward to receiving them weekly. Also, there is no way to message you publicly, how can I get a few bonus hunts?
@3raxton Thanks for the feedback! Here's a one-time promo code for 75 free hunts: QQWT345Y
@collinpwalter appreciate it immensely Collin. I would love to help create new characters! Have anywhere I could reach out and share a few thoughts with you?
@3raxton please do! Shoot us a DM on Twitter @bounty_hunt_me
I have a monthly meetup with some business buddies where we used to bring food and drinks and that just petered out because of money issues. The same two of us would always bring the snacks, but it felt like half of our communication with them every month was about money, which felt like crap. So we just stopped doing food/drinks. Awesome solution, love the way the whole thing is handled by a bounty hunter character instead of you!! I'll be using this for a trip in a few weeks too.
@taylor_jacobson very cool! Btw, check out the "basic" option (no bounty hunter character) if you ever want to use Bounty Hunt for more professional settings 👍
@collinpwalter just checked it out—love it
I’ve used Bounty Hunt several times leading up to the launch. Infinitely less awk way to gather coin from buddies. Hope to be able to do custom bounty hunters one day too!
@jschafler thanks for the love! Working on those custom bounty hunters for ya 😉
@collinpwalter are there any assurances for privacy wrt phone numbers and such?
@matt_dba we don't handle any sensitive payment information and all contact info (ie, numbers + emails) is encrypted in our production database and only ever accessible by our on-call production engineer. All engineer access is audited.
What if I send an SMS like this to someone I know owns someone money and link to a fake "Bounty Hunter" site? Exactly, I get the money and you look bad.
@timmyrsde thanks for the question. We never send anyone to our site or handle money – you're sent directly to the payment platform of your choice (Venmo, PayPal, Square) where you can verify you're sending money to the right person.
@collinpwalter I still smell abuse.
Abuse is definitely an issue for any product touching payments and a top priority for us.