Founder of Product Hunt. Former EIR at Tradecraft and Director of Product at PlayHaven.
Blogger with essays featured and quoted in Forbes, PandoDaily, Fast Company, and The Next Web. More at http://ryanhoover.me
Written over 150 essays, many of which are featured and quoted in Forbes, PandoDaily, Fast Company, and The Next Web. Visit http://ryanhoover.me/about for a sample of Ryan's most popular essays.
Creator of Startup Edition, a blogging cooperative of founders, hackers, and designers sharing their startup insights to a single question each week.
Lean Startup and Agile Development practitioner, instrumenting these methodologies to deliver transformational improvements to the quality and speed of startup execution.
These practices are used to experiment new ideas (weekend hacks) and deliver solutions to real problems faced by mobile game developers.
Worked in Product Management with startups as small as 6 people to as large as 120. Currently the Director of Product at PlayHaven and a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO).
Diverse experience in building B2B platform startups in both mobile and PC gaming markets. Recruited as the founding Product Manager and now Director of Product at leading mobile game lifetime value (LTV) maximization platform, PlayHaven, building data-driven products in user acquisition, retention, and monetization.
Great conversation and great advice on building a community site and the strategy involved for finding the right balance of contributors vs subscribers. Super interesting and down to earth. Thanks again!
Great call with Ryan. His experience helping launch 1000's of products immediately becomes clear when talking with him. He quickly helped identify some areas that we need to shore up before pushing our product out. Super valuable conversion with a really genuine and helpful person. Will give him a call again.
We're still working on several use cases but Ryan was quick to grasp the concept and gave me some great tips. Very knowledgeable and a great listener, left the talk with very positive feelings. Hopefully we will be in touch again the future.
Ryan gave some great advice on ways to grow our user base. Thank you for the call!
Very valuable advice. Thanks Ryan
I am really happy to connect with Ryan. He shared insights, advice and his experience in product design with me about my product. Got some great new ideas that I can explore around with. Will def. keep in touch.
Great discussion. Enjoyed talking to Ryan and recommend his feedback.
I'm still going back to my notes from this call and it was over a year ago. Very direct and very helpful. And a nice person, so I left with a positive feeling. Thanks Ryan!
Ryan is incredibly smart! He gave me great advice. I have already started applying his advice. He is a great listener and he is able to think out of the box.
We can't thank you enough for your insight in helping to guide and shape our product! We truly appreciate your awesomeness!
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Ryan knows his stuff and has been extremely helpful in shaping our UI/UX. We couldn't be more pleased! Beyond highly recommended!