11 months ago I posted asking “What is the reason no one is competing with UpWork?”. Today we are announcing our Series A!

Reposting a redacted version because previous post got removed for mentioning product identifying details.

11 months ago I posted on r/startups asking What is the reason no one is competing with UpWork?.

It has been a crazy year since!

I've moved to SF.

I met my co-founder during COVID.

When we realized that our goals were aligned we've committed to building this together.

From there on we'd meet every morning, share breakfast, brainstorm on the whiteboard (very old school I know), work together, & take long walks way past sunset.

Our friendship grew stronger and so did our conviction about the size of the opportunity.

And once we realized how big this thing could be, we started recruiting our engineers, designers, community team, … all around the idea of giving everyone the freedom and opportunity to work independently.

We've hired a ton of extraordinarily talented & caring people. We've raised our pre-seed, seed and series A. We've are building an amazing product using an amazing technology stack.

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Today I am the happiest I've ever been, working with the greatest team in the world, solving a problem I deeply care about. We just had our (mostly remote) launch party, and I just wanted to share this excitement with r/startups and encourage everyone to never give up if you are truly convinced about something. 😊

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11 months ago I posted asking “What is the reason no one is competing with UpWork?”. Today we are announcing our Series A!

11 months ago I posted on /r/startups asking What is the reason no one is competing with UpWork?.

It has been a crazy year since!

I've moved to SF.

I met my co-founder during COVID.

When we realized that our goals were aligned we've committed to building this together.

From there on we'd meet every morning, share breakfast, brainstorm on the whiteboard (very old school I know), work together, & take long walks way past sunset.

Our friendship grew stronger and so did our conviction about the size of the opportunity.

And once we realized how big this thing could be, we started recruiting our engineers, designers, community team, … all around the idea of giving everyone the freedom and opportunity to work independently.

We've hired a ton of extraordinarily talented & caring people. We've raised our pre-seed, seed and series A. We've are building an amazing product using an amazing technology stack.

Our platform is called Contra, and today we are sharing the first preview on ProductHunt. With today’s release, we are giving people the tools to describe their proudest career moments, publicly thank the people with whom they’ve worked with, and begin accepting inquiries for future opportunities.

This is the first Contra drop of many that will shape the new prfessional ntwork for your independent journey. A zero commission alternative to the existing freelancing platforms.

Today I am the happiest I've ever been, working with the greatest team in the world, solving a problem I deeply care about. We just had our (mostly remote) launch party, and I just wanted to share this excitement with /r/startups and encourage everyone to never give up if you are truly convinced about something. 😊

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Just posted my app to Product Hunt, what next?

Hey everyone!

So I launched my app on Product Hunt, but I'm not very familiar with this platform. I'm curious as to what steps would help me to increase my chances of increasing my exposure using this platform?

Also, my app is more of a social media application. How do social media apps typically do on Product Hunt?

Thank you everyone in advance!

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I’ve posted a video I’ve made yesterday and it’s got deleted by moderators even though it got upvotes

Hi! I'm trying to figure out which rules did I violated with my post? It's certainly relevant, it doesn't have any advertisement, sales or promotions.
The video I've posted was about web and mobile apps fundamentals. I was explaining the basic concepts of how apps work. Plenty of people around here are asking "how do I start with app development". Well, guess what: I've just created a youtube channel specifically to explain this stuff to non-techies. What rules did I violate?

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I’ve posted my startup to >120 places over 4 months for free and created the curated (and updated) list of places where you can post your startup

Hi there! Just wanted to share postyourstartup.com with you. I've used placestopostyourstartup.com for this project but found out that a few of the places to post startups are either dead or don't have a way to create a free posting.

I spent ~4 weeks posting my project to the websites from the list, leaving notes on the way and now you have an updated list that you can sort, filter, export and update! Want to know how much will it cost to be featured everywhere? There's a way to do so now. Want to post only to the free websites? You can now filter the list.

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