Primary Role
Founder @ Product Hunt
University of Oregon
San Francisco

Person Details


Ryan Hoover is the Founder of Product Hunt, a community of early adopters sharing and geeking out about the best new products, every day. He is also the Creator of Startup Edition, an EIR at Tradecraft, and former Director of Product at PlayHaven (now Upsight).

As a writer, Ryan has both contributed to Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal and written many essays, including features for TechCrunch, Forbes, Pando, Fast Company, and The Next Web. He writes about startup trends, product design, and growth on his blog at

Hailing from Eugene, Oregon, Ryan attended his hometown college, the University of Oregon. After graduation, he spent time in Portland before permanently relocating to San Francisco.

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