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Making the world suck less - reddit, breadpig, hipmunk - presently back as reddit co-founder & part-time partner at Y Combinator. Investor, speaker, host of Small Empires, and author of the national bestseller, Without Their Permission.
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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 10 US website. In 2014, 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.
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.
He proudly doodled the logos for all three of his startups and loves his cat, Karma.