About Me

> Short bio

Alexis was born in Brooklyn, NY but grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD where he slowly realized his desire to play professional football would potentially not pan out. So, after graduating from UVA, he turned his efforts towards making the internet a better place. In addition to cofounding Reddit, he's the bestselling author of Without Their Permission, and activist for the open internet. While he is still patiently awaiting the news of his starting position in the NFL, he currently spends his free time investing in startups, passionately cheering on the Washington Redskins, and facetiming his cat, Karma. His mother always told him he was special.

> Less short bio

Alexis Ohanian is a startup founder and investor in San Francisco, CA.

After graduating from UVA in 2005, Alexis and his co-founder Steve Huffman started Reddit, a top 10 US website. In 2015, he returned to a full-time capacity the company he co-founded with Steve Huffman.

For the years in between, Alexis focused 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 back at Reddit.

He 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.