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#4 Product of the WeekJanuary 13, 2014
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Brian MaHunter@zealoustiger · Founder, Weave.in
Hi ProductHunt community - just moved to SF from Seattle to launch Weave a couple days ago. Excited to be here and engage with all the great product minds here.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Welcome, @zealoustiger (to PH and SF)! I bookmarked Weave the other day, excited to try it out. I believe the double opt-in, Tinder/Hot or Not model can be applied to many verticals. You were previously at Decide.com (acquired by eBay late last year). What inspired you to work on Weave?
Brian MaHunter@zealoustiger · Founder, Weave.in
You guys probably don't read Geekwire often (the main Seattle startup news outlet), but John wrote about Weave here: http://bit.ly/1lRYACA Seattle is taking off quite a bit faster than SF right now, mostly because my network is much bigger there.
Brian MaHunter@zealoustiger · Founder, Weave.in
Haha - @rrhoover you're great at these questions. You're the perfect PH founder. To your question: There's a lot of interactions that I expected, but 2 were complete surprises: 1) I didn't realize how powerful a REconnection was. Users we meeting up with their friends nearby whom they hadn't talked to in years. The proximity thing made it extra easy to just walk over a couple blocks to reconnect. 2) It blew me away how often a lot of users come back to check the app. In our haste to get out the MVP, we didn't build in a "auto-load new people that signed up after you open the app" feature, which had the awkward side effect of everytime you open up the app, there's someone new.
Brian MaHunter@zealoustiger · Founder, Weave.in
Thanks ash - half true. Coffeeme started at my bachelor party, but HsuKen and I have decided to run separate companies. Weave focuses on synchronous and serendipitous meetings vs the more asynchronous nature of coffeme.