Alexis Ohanian is a startup founder and investor in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from UVA in 2005, Alexis and his co-founder Steve Huffman started reddit, a top 50 US website. Now back at reddit as Executive Chair, Alexis focuses his time and energy to founding and investing in companies that fit his model of making something people love and making the world suck less.
Alexis helped launch hipmunk and ran marketing/pr/community before becoming an advisor and joining the fight against SOPA & PIPA. He invests and advises over one hundred tech startups. Today he’s a part-time partner at Y Combinator and Executive Chair of reddit. Alexis Ohanian created & hosted a show on The Verge called Small Empires (2 seasons!) about tech startups & their communities—the founders who create and the people who use these digital platforms. In 2013, he wrote a national bestselling book, Without Their Permission. Along the way, Alexis spoke at TED, volunteered in Armenia as a Kiva Fellow, and was named on Forbes 30 Under 30 list two years in a row (and then turned 30).
He proudly doodled the logos for all three of his startups and loves his cat, Karma.