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Episode 78

Niv Dror

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Niv Dror is part of the community team at Product Hunt, a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations. He was previously the first community manager at Meerkat. Niv joins us to share his story, how he got involved in startups after completing his degree in accounting and getting a CPA, how to build communities, how to leverage your community for innovation, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Niv
  • Learn how Niv got involved in tech startups
  • Learn more about Meerkat & Product Hunt and how Niv approaches building community
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Niv Dror is part of the community team at Product Hunt, a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations. He was previously the first community manager at Meerkat.

Niv joins us to share his story, how he got involved in startups after completing his degree in accounting and getting a CPA, how to build communities, how to leverage your community for innovation, and much more!


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • How Niv got involved in startups.
  • What it was like building community at Meerkat & Product Hunt.
  • How Product Hunt leverages its community for feedback and innovation
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:35
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

2:31
How did you get involved in tech and how did you create the opportunities to work at some of these companies like DataFox & Meerkat?

4:03
How did you end up joining Meerkat and how did you approach building community around a brand new product that was in the middle of the spotlight when you were there?

14:46
So you’re currently part of the community team at Product Hunt. For those who might not be familiar with Product Hunt, can you give us a quick overview of it and how you created the opportunity to be part of the team?

18:21
What’s your day-to-day role like?

20:12
How does Product Hunt engage their community for things like feedback or new ideas?

25:00
What’s are some of the most recent apps you’ve downloaded or used?

28:34
Any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

30:10
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Niv Dror on Twitter
Product Hunt on Twitter
Product Hunt on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, and Books

The 3 Year Job Search And How I Got Into Tech
Slack
PolyMail
Stolen
5 Ways To Not Pitch Your Product
The Martian
a16z Podcast
Recode/Decode
Product Hunt Podcast

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