Posts by Richard Blakesley

Your Application Form is Too Long

Accelerators, angel networks, startup competitions, and anyone else who needs to evaluate startups: it’s time to eliminate your unnecessarily long and annoyingly alike but slightly different registration forms. All the info you need already lives in a document that nearly every startup has – their pitch deck. There are several good reasons for this: 1.…

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Reflecting on our Product Hunt launch

Last Wednesday we launched Search, the first of our new Navigator features on Product Hunt, the leading site to launch tech products. This was a core element of one of our OKRs for the quarter (signing up 500 new users), so it was a bit nerve-wracking in the lead-up. Was it going to work? How…

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