HackerNoon & The Wild West of Startups

29m ยท July 26, 2021

HackerNoon & The Wild West of Startups

Amy Tom chats with David Smooke (co-founder and CEO of HackerNoon) about his founder's journey with HackerNoon, and with Storm Farrell (Software Developer at HackerNoon) about developing Startups of The Year by HackerNoon. ๐Ÿ’š On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast: How did HackerNoon start? ๐Ÿšฆ (01:08) Wait - Storm, the dev mind behind the Noonies, didn't originally join HackerNoon as a Software Developer!? ๐Ÿธ (03:41) How would Storm and Amy describe their experiences with working at HackerNoon? ๐ŸŒต (08:03) Why did David choose to involve the readers to fund HackerNoon's move off Medium? ๐Ÿ’ถ (09:10) When was the most difficult phase HackerNoon has been through? ๐Ÿ› (13:02) Storm announces Startups of The Year by HackerNoon! ๐Ÿพ (15:56) Storm talks about taking what he learned from the Noonies and applying that develop Startups of The Year โœ… (19:02) David talks about how Startups of The Year will elevate people community voting โ˜˜๏ธ (22:31) What's the future for HackerNoon? ๐Ÿ‰ (25:59) Connect with David & Storm: You can follow David's work at You can follow Storm on Twitter Learn more about HackerNoon and Startups of The Year: For more information visit To read HackerNoon stories, check out ๐Ÿคฏ Earn $600 in Rewards at Bybit -