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Announcing Season 2

Applications for our Spring program are now open

By Shahed Khan

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Six months ago, I appeared on a podcast episode where Josh Buckley and Ashley Higgins interviewed me about Loom and how we leveraged Product Hunt — to grow in the company’s very early days.

Not long after that — we connected to chat about their vision with Hyper and how they want to amplify the next generation of founders with both Hyper and Product Hunt. Inspired by it all, I ended up joining them weeks later.

Since then, I’ve had the privilege to work with all of the amazing companies in our inaugural cohort (we call our cohorts, Seasons).

I am excited to tell you more about the inspiring teams behind these companies, as well as announce that applications for the Spring ‘22 Season are officially open.


Season 1 feels like a surreal moment in time. It kicked off with an in-person weekend event in San Francisco...

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Welcome Shahed Khan

Loom’s Shahed Khan joins Hyper as co-founder and General Partner

By Dustin Curtis and Josh Buckley

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As we prepare to enter Hyper’s Fall season, which starts on September 10th, we’re super excited to share some news: Shahed Khan has joined us as a co-founder and General Partner.

Shahed co-founded the future-of-work startup Loom in 2016, and helped grow it from a mere idea into a product that is relied on by more than 15 million people across 170 countries. He has definitely dented the universe.

His wide ranging experience building and growing Loom into a market-leading, unicorn-level company will be invaluable to Hyper founders, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. (I can also confirm that he’s a lot of fun to work with.)

We’ve known Shahed for years, but when we first starting talking to him about joining Hyper, it felt like everything seemed to just make sense. Loom launched on...

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