For those who don’t want to scan every product launch of Product Hunt, don’t worry. I do, and I include the most interesting potential venture scale startups here, with bullets on why I think they could be be big.
Top 3 potential venture scale products
Jiff - Jiff is a virtual camera for your computer that works with any app that uses a webcam.
They are platform agnostic , unlike most other solutions. They are a layer on top of Zoom, Around, or Google Meet, etc. Really smart strategy.
#Techtwitter has been focused on making their video setup look good, proving that Jiff doesn’t need a behavior shift to work. People are already optimizing their set ups and their look
Their name and domain is actually very good. if this gets big, Jiff will be very hard to forget.
Watercooler- Hang with coworkers in audio-based rooms
This seems very similar to Clubhouse, yet the GTM is a different persona. They look to be targeting companies with a bottoms up approach, meaning the path to monetization for Watercooler is clear, where I can’t say the same for Clubhouse.
It’s an impressive team (Product lead at Medium + founder of Facemoji), but not so impressive they will coast on their prior successes. They are still hungry for their BIG win.
They are ahead of the curve, being the 2nd major player in the audio app space in the current wave. There will be dozens more, so I do believe they have first mover advantage
Splash for Roblox - Perform to cheering crowds and become a famous DJ in Club Splash! 🎧
As I talked about in Rise of The Avatars our digital beings will become as important as our physical ones in the next decade or two. Roblox is playing to this trend
Roblox is already an obscenely popular game/social network, so they will have an easy time pushing this out to the all of their users.
With Roblox coming off of a fresh $150M in funding from a16z and co, this is one of their first major launches since. They have all the momentum in the world, and I would not bet against a game at this scale
Remote students - The online professional community for college students
Command E - The faster way to navigate your workspace
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