Tonight Melbourne’s Inspire9 co-working space will play host to the launch event for Product Hunt in Australia. Product Hunt is a service that editorially shortlists the best new products. For the most part, that means new mobile apps, games, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations, so for a startup looking to get attention for their latest projects, Product Hunt is the place to be.
The success of the platform comes from it’s unique curation model. Only influencers are authorised to post new items, but if other authorised users agree it’s an awesome product, they can lend their name and following to support it’s rise through the system.
Back in October of 2014, the company raised US$6.1 Million in series A funding, lead by Andreesen Horowitz and includes investors like Steven Sinofsky. The company first started out with a $120,000 seed investment from Y Combinator in July of last year. They also took out the Best New Startup of 2014 award at the Crunchies.
More recently the company is expanding it’s portfolio into Games and soon they will launch a Books category. While you can visit the website each day, you can also receive the breaking news of a new product right in your inbox or subscribe through social networks.. follow them on Twitter – @ProductHunt.
The launch event is a meet and greet (with plenty of swag like stickers, shirts and the like) that will feature some special guests and activities. One such activity includes the opportunity to check out a Tesla Model S, so if you haven’t done that, I’d strongly suggest you use tonight to do so.
If you want to attend, head over to the Facebook Event and register, places are limited. If you’re part of Melbourne’s startup community, then this should be a great event for you to network with other like minded innovators that are trying to change the world.
If you haven’t already, check out Product Hunt.