Ryan Hoover

Ryan Hoover

Hey there! My name is Ryan.

I’m a product guy with a passion for startups, product design, and personal growth.

I grew up in the beautifully green northwest, in a college town named Eugene. After graduating from the University of Oregon, I lived in Portland for a year before making the jump to San Francisco. I couldn’t be happier.

I’m the Founder of Product Hunt (YC S14), created Startup Edition, worked as an EIR at Tradecraft, and was the Director of Product at PlayHaven.

I’m also a contributing writer to Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal.

Additionally, I’ve written over 150 essays, many of which are featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, Pando, Fast Company, and The Next Web.