What is this newsletter about?

I interview founders and product makers one year after their product launch to learn how their products and businesses have evolved, their ups and downs journey along the way, and what their experiences over the past year have taught them.

I started this newsletter because I’m fascinated by how products evolve to meet the needs of their customers. So much of startup and tech culture is focused on celebrating launch day.  We often forget about all of the hard work that goes into iterating the product after launch to find the proverbial product market fit and sustainable growth.The year following a launch is usually quite challenging, and most products don’t go gangbusters with exponential growth. Instead there are countless tweaks, features developed then abandoned, marketing techniques tested, and long nights spent stressed about the future.

This newsletter is dedicated to that first year.

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Who is Tyler?

Learning new things, experimentation, building valuable products, and delightful user experiences are what drive me. I’m a product manager at Reddit, where I guide the development of great features to reach business goals.

On nights and weekends, I interview founders and product makers one year after their product launch to learn how their products and businesses have evolved, their ups and downs journey along the way, and what their experiences over the past year have taught them.

At Reddit I lead the Community Safety team, which is focused on equipping moderators and our internal community team with the tools they need to prevent community abuse and increase community safety. I’ve been with Reddit since 2017, when I first joined as a PM on the desktop redesign initiative. 

Previously I was a lead PM for a travel startup. I got my start in product management at Ancestry, where I led the Growth team's efforts to optimize purchases of AncestryDNA kits and the up-sell of Ancestry subscriptions.

I’m passionate about building interesting and compelling products. In 2015 I learned how to program (Ruby on Rails and Swift) and began building iOS apps for fun. My most notable project was Bar Roulette. It combined the Uber, Yelp and Foursquare’s APIs to take you to a highly rated bar. The best part...it kept the name of the bar a secret until the Uber dropped you off. It was featured on Product Hunt, Business Insider, Tech Crunch, and Wired.

Oh, and I also do some angel investing.