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Explains Hater founder and CEO Brendan Alper, the idea for the app came up around a year and a half ago, but he hadn't envisioned it as being a real product at the time.
Instead, Alper, a former Goldman Sachs employee, had left the banking biz to pursue his passion in writing comedy. Hater was originally going to be a part of an online comedy sketch he was planning to publish. But the more he talked about it, the more it seemed like the app might actually have real appeal, he says.
“It was just in the idea phase. At first I told some people about it - mostly people I was writing comedy with,” says Alper.