Education & Career
He is also the Creator of Startup Edition, an EIR at Tradecraft, and former Director of Product at PlayHaven (now Upsight). As a writer, Ryan has both contributed to Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal and written many essays, including features for TechCrunch, Forbes, Pando, Fast Company, and The Next Web. He writes about startup trends, product design, and growth on his blog at ryanhoover.me. Hailing from Eugene, Oregon, Ryan attended his hometown college, the University of Oregon. After graduation, he spent time in Portland before permanently relocating to San Francisco.