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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. 

Without Their Permission Debuts as #4 on National Bestseller List

Without Their Permission Debuts as #4 on National Bestseller List

I'm thrilled to announce that my memoir, Without Their Permission, debuted today at #4 on the Wall Street Journal National Bestseller List. It was also written up by NYTimes and Forbes.

Not even a government shutdown on the day of my book launch could stop me!

I'd been working on WoTP for over a year, but really wrote most of it during a week in Asbury Park where I locked myself up in a house without wifi and just wrote. It's my story of co-founding Reddit, but also people I've come to know well who have used the 'permission-less innovation' of the internet to create amazing things in philanthropy, culture, and political activism.

Here are some blurbs.

"It's rare that a thirty-year-old has a memoir worth writing-let alone worth reading-but Alexis Ohanian's WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION is an exception. This book is full of useful advice for entrepreneurs of all ages, and Alexis describes his remarkable accomplishments with an endearing combination of geekiness, enthusiasm, and sincerity."

— Nate Silver, author and statistician, FiveThirtyEight blog, New York Times


"WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION shows how anyone can use the power of the Internet to make the world a much cooler place to live."

— Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.


"Software is eating the world and WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION is your ultimate cookbook."

— Marc Andreessen, cofounder and partner at Andreessen Horowitz
 

On The Colbert Report

On The Colbert Report

Announcing My Epic 200 Stop, 82 University, 5 Month Book Tour

Announcing My Epic 200 Stop, 82 University, 5 Month Book Tour