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How My Startup Got Acquired After 6 Months

I couldn’t find the service I needed, so I built it for myself. And that was the start.

That’s me (right!) at a Japanese temple for New Year’s. That dragon is supposed to give you luck :)

Short version

👨‍💻 Spent two months building an app to detect trends.

🙂 Launched as a Show HN and reached #1 on Hacker News (briefly!).




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