Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by Condé Nast
Founded:
2005
Founders:
Aaron Swartz, Steve Huffman, Alexis Ohanian
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Funding:
$100k
Categories:
Social Media, Law Enforcement, News

Reddit is a social news and entertainment site that displays content based on the user's personal preferences and what the community likes.

Description

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Launched in 2005, Reddit is a social news website that displays news based on your personal preferences and what the community likes. Your preferences are determined based on your history of voting stories up or down.

The company was started by two University of Virginia grads, Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman in the Y Combinator program. Two others, Christopher Slowe and Aaron Swartz, later joined the team.

Conde Nast, owner of Wired and other magazines/websites, acquired Reddit in October of 2006. Reddit competitors include Digg, Netscape and Newsvine.

In February 2008, Reddit began experimenting with allowing users to create their own 'subreddits,' such as See More

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Products (1)

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Acquisitions (1)

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Funding Rounds (1) - $100k

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Investors (1)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    520 3rd St

    San Francisco, CA 94107

    USA

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