Ohanian returned as the first New York-based employee of Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley investment firm that seeks out promising start-ups.
He's glad he made the move, even though he's working harder.
"In San Francisco people are focusing on enjoying their life and eating well and living well," said Ohanian, who has rumpled hair and favors T-shirts. "When I am living in New York I am probably cutting my life span a bit. But I am getting so much more done that it is worth it.
"It is the place to be if you are trying to do big things."
Things are getting mighty interesting here in New York. I recently had the chance to be profiled by a hot new site called WeAreNYTech -- I'll let you guess what they're all about.
For startup founders deciding between the Bay Area and New York, I hope the decision keeps getting harder...