Created in 2007 by the startup accelerator Y Combinator Hacker News is considered as the online community for hackers interested in startups; it is a place to share news and talk about what is hot and what is not.
Hacker News has also grown into an interesting platform for technology entrepreneurs looking for free feedback and/or engaged users, thanks to its committed and curious
community. Many entrepreneurs have already shared their Hacker News’ success stories on the web.
Yet, many others have not had that luck as with rather shady rules and a ruthless community that don’t accept self-promotion, posting on Hacker News can prove to be
unworkable or even disastrous for newbies.
To avoid this fate we, at StartUp42, have created this white paper to help technology entrepreneurs, be them seasoned Hacker News’ users or new-comers, understand the
platform and enhance their submissions in order to boost their startup visibility. We have gathered data and information from bloggers and entrepreneurs who wrote about it on the
web, and from entrepreneurs we met in real life.