Product Hunt is an American website that lets users share and discover new products. The site, which was founded by Ryan Hoover in November 2013, is backed by Y Combinator. Users submit products, which are listed in a linear format by day. The site includes a comments system and a voting system similar to Hacker News or Reddit. The products with the most votes rise to the top of each day’s list.
Products are organized into four categories; technology products (web apps, mobile apps, hardware products, etc.), games (PC, web, mobile apps), books and podcasts. A submission simply requires a product title, URL, and tagline. As of 2016, according to Hoover, the website has led to the discovery of over 100 million products across 50,000 companies.The site also includes a daily email list that sends out yesterday’s top tech “hunts” (products) as well as a featured collection. A version of the digest is also available for games and books.
Product Hunt is also available as an iOS app, macOS app, an Android app, and Google Chrome extension. The company’s headquarters is in San Francisco.In November 2016, AngelList acquired Product Hunt for $20 million.