August 22, 2021
Dev Tools


Waiting in lines is the worst. It’s even harder to manage a waitlist, especially for hot online product releases. This week’s drop helps with just that. It’s absolutely legen- wait-for-it...

⚾ The Elevator Pitch:

... (jokes at the end) 👇 Start-ups are great at coming up with ideas. However, they struggle to keep first-in-line customers engaged until the product’s ready. Waitlists have been the answer to this cry for help: a simple queue based on who signs-up first. You see them on everything from sneakers to Robinhood's fractional shares. However, the majority of e-commerce vendors have been slow to adopt.

WaitlistAPI is making waitlists simple and engaging. WaitlistAPI helps build your waitlist by having your fans do it for you. In other words, gamification. Anyone who signs up can bump their spot on the waitlist by getting friends to join. This brings your waitlist growth from linear to exponential, quickly. Aside from a rich sign-up experience, WaitlistAPI also has stats to see who your top evangelists are. Best of all, it’s easy to integrate for any team doing a product launch, deployable with < 5 lines of code.

👇 The Drop Down

School: Minerva Schools at KGI
Founded: 2020
Stage: Bootstrapped
Tech trend: Dev Tools
Traction: Over 80,000 people on their waitlists, ranked #1 on Product Hunt, non-dilutive grants, 2 accelerators
Team - Business & Computer Science Double Major
Bani Singh - Founder & CEO

🔍 Why we like it

  1. 🤯 Product-Focused Team
    Most young founders' eyes sparkle at the sight of money. While great founders are stewards of their capital, exceptional founders are stewards of their company. They have turned down multiple paid offers from their customers for custom products. WaitlistAPI is going to be the best waitlist platform out there, and neither greed nor feature requests, will step in their path.
  2. 📈 Explosive Growth
    WaitlistAPI handled its own launch extremely well — in fact, launch day was phenomenal! WaitlistAPI blew past an entire world of tech to #1 on Product Hunt ON LAUNCH DAY. Part of their success comes from incredible distribution mechanisms. Every time a user signs up for a waitlist, they receive a Waitlist-branded email from us thanking them for signing up, helpful for growth.
  3. 🤸‍♂️ A flexible product
    WaitlistAPI is simple. The team knows that finding developers for e-commerce is no easy task. They’ve significantly lowered the barrier of entry to adopt their product by providing no-code plugins, and a remarkably simple library that can be up-and-running in less than 5 lines of code.

🎤 Founders Corner

🤝 Get involved with WaitlistAPI

  • Upvote their Product Hunt page
  • Build something and add a waitlist to your site (here are the development docs)!
  • Get in touch! WaitlistAPI is poised to grow rapidly in 2021. Join as a subscriber and we'll be happy to make the intro between you and Bani.
  • Get in touch with Bani →