Is Product Hunt the next big thing?
Much-buzzed-about startup Product Hunt has another trick up its sleeve — it turns out the startup is in the current Y Combinator batch. As a reminder, Product Hunt is a community-powered news website for tech product launches. It’s a website where you can submit, upvote and comment on today’s new tech products. And it has quickly become the center of the conversations for many influential tech people.
“I was actually not intending to apply to Y Combinator,” Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover told me in a phone interview. “Product Hunt started surfacing during the previous Y Combinator batch because founders told each other to upvote their products. Nicolas [Dessaigne] from Algolia DM’d me and said ‘hey, some of the partners — like Garry Tan — want to meet you.'”
Algolia is a French startup who participated in Y Combinator’s winter batch — I covered its search API that turns your…
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