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Hi, I'm Alexis.

I've co-founded one billion dollar company (Reddit) and the VC fund I co-founded, Initialized, has seed invested in six others. I'm out here, worldwide, looking for more. 🚀

I write things about entrepreneurship, investing, style, health, and family. 

My 2001 Howard High School Commencement Speech

My 2001 Howard High School Commencement Speech

I gave the student address at my high school graduation. I was not the valedictorian, they just let anyone audition for the speech. If I could do it all over again, I'd do a few things differently, but that's just the benefit of age & experience.

My TED talk: Mister Splashy Pants

My TED talk: Mister Splashy Pants