Ryan Hoover is a tech industry entrepreneur, investor, and expert. He is the founder and CEO of Product Hunt, a platform for discovering new products.
Ryan was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1984. He attended Western Washington University, where he studied Business, Computer Science, and Entrepreneurship. After graduating in 2006, Ryan moved to Silicon Valley and began working for various startups, such as PlayHaven and Svpply.
In 2013, Ryan founded Product Hunt, a platform for discovering new products and services. The platform quickly became popular, and Ryan was invited to speak at various tech events and conferences, such as SXSW and Web Summit.
In 2016, Ryan received the Thiel Fellowship, an award given to outstanding entrepreneurs under 25. That same year, Product Hunt was acquired by AngelList.
In addition to his work with Product Hunt, Ryan is also an active investor and advisor to various startups, such as Breeze, StatusPage, and Wethos. He is also a mentor at the startup accelerator 500 Startups.
Ryan is a prolific writer, and his articles have been featured in publications such as Fast Company, Wired, The Next Web, Wall Street Journal, and TechCrunch. He also hosts a popular podcast, Product Hunt Radio, which features interviews with tech industry thought leaders.
Ryan is an active tech community member and provides valuable advice and insights on product development, startups, and venture capital. He is considered one of the leading experts in the tech industry and his advice and insights are highly sought after.
Ryan is also a sought-after speaker and has spoken at events such as the World Economic Forum and TEDx. In addition, he is a proponent of the Lean Startup methodology and has written extensively about it on his blog. Ryan has also been featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine and was named one of the “30 Under 30” by Inc. Magazine in 2016.
In addition to his work in the tech industry, Ryan is also active in the philanthropic world. He is a board member of the Startup Leadership Program, a nonprofit organization that provides mentorship, training, and resources to aspiring entrepreneurs. Ryan is also a supporter of the ACLU and has spoken out in favor of immigration reform and LGBT rights.