Alexis Ohanian

Co-Founder of Initialized Capital & Co-Founder of Reddit; Entrepreneur, Investor, Activist & Bestselling Author

Alexis Ohanian Biography

Alexis Ohanian is an Internet entrepreneur and investor. He is best known as the co-founder and executive chairman of the social news website Reddit. He also co-founded the early-stage venture capital firm Initialized Capital, helped launch the travel search website Hipmunk, and started the social enterprise Breadpig. He was also a partner at Y Combinator. In 2012, Andy Greenberg of Forbes magazine dubbed him "Mayor of the Internet."

Ohanian and Steve Huffman's original plan was to build an infrastructure that would allow people to order food from their cell phones. Though the idea was rejected, Ohanian and Huffman were invited to join the first class of Y Combinator, on the condition that they'd come up with a new concept. The next idea they pitched would become reddit.com. Today he sits on the board of Reddit, inc., which is one of the 50 biggest US websites. Ohanian also accepted a position as Y Combinator's Ambassador to the East.

In early November 2011, Ohanian joined the fight against SOPA and PIPA. He continues to fight for internet freedom working on projects like the Declaration of Internet Freedom, Internet Defense League, and the Internet 2012 Campaign Bus Tour. He also sat on the NYC Mayor's Council on Tech and Innovation under the Bloomberg Administration.

An active investor with over eighty tech startups now in his portfolio, Ohanian is now one of the most prominent investors in tech.

Along the way, Ohanian has spoken at TED (a talk viewed over a million times), been rendered in CGI on NMA.TV, was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Technology two years in a row, and included in Inc. Magazine's 30 under 30 for his work at Hipmunk. He's a regular contributor on Bloomberg TV and is especially proud of unlocking his bucket-list achievement - appearing on The Colbert Report.

Ohanian has lectured at conferences like TED, the Clinton Global Initiative, SXSW and ROFLCON; spoken to companies such as Google, BBDO, and Betaworks; hired for talks at Johnson & Johnson, Hyatt, Kraft, and Palantir. He even keynoted an entrepreneurship summit in Cairo organized by the U.S. State Department just months after the Egyptian Revolution.

Ohanian has appeared in countless publications in print and online: New York Times, WSJ, CNN, Washington Post, The Economist, WIRED, NY Post, Gawker, TechCrunch, Mashable, Paper Magazine, Nylon Guys, Forbes, Fast Company, and Inc. He's also appeared in television programs on networks including CNN, MSNBC, Fox, CNBC, Al-Jazeera English, NPR, and G4.

Ohanian is based in Florida where he lives with his wife, tennis player Serena Williams.

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Alexis Ohanian Videos

Alexis Ohanian's Emotional Story of How Reddit Got Started | Inc ...
Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian on Lessons Marketers Can Learn from ...
How to make the world suck less: Alexis Ohanian at TEDxMidwest ...

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