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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 Commencement Speech to the Carthage Class of 2014

My Commencement Speech to the Carthage Class of 2014

I was honored with the chance to address the Carthage graduating class of 2014 (watch below!) and was blown away by how welcomed I was into their family. Oh, and the brats & cheese curds, those were amazing.

Thanks to all who packed that auditorium to celebrate this big milestone in so many people's lives. My address was written up in the NYTimes and WSJ.

The Email From Singapore That Kicked Off Reddit

The Email From Singapore That Kicked Off Reddit

Traction: Everyone Wants It, Here’s How to Get It

Traction: Everyone Wants It, Here’s How to Get It