1.) How did ProductHunt get started and what was the a-ha moment for Ryan in the founding of ProductHunt?
2.) PH has gone from a newsletter to friends to a a16z backed startup with employees around the globe. What have been the drivers of PH’s success?
3.) PH harness the crowd for feedback on everything from designs to features. Why does Ryan prefer this open sourced feedback approach? What are the benefits? What would Ryan suggest to founders looking to adopt a similar feedback style?
4.) Question from Matt Hartman at Betaworks: Considering Ryan’s work with Nir Eyal on Hooked, are there elements of Hooked that Ryan baked into the infrastructure of PH and what were they?
5.) How has Ryan created such a close and intimate relationship with his audience? What are the tools and strategies that Ryan uses to build that community? What advice does Ryan give for people looking to network and make a community around them?
6.) Where does Ryan see PH in 5 years time? What is his vision for the PH platform? How does a platform such as ProductHunt plan to monetise?