Primary Role
Partner @ Y Combinator
107 Investments in 95 Companies
April 24, 1983

Person Details


Alexis Ohanian is a startup founder and investor in Brooklyn, NY.

After graduating from UVA in 2005, Alexis co-founded reddit with Steve Huffman, which has become one of the most popular social news websites online.

After leaving his full-time post at reddit, Alexis started the social enterprise Breadpig. Described as a "Newman's Own for nerds," Breadpig publishes books featuring some of the most popular webcomics in the world (like XKCD and SMBC), and produces other geeky novelties like Awesomesauce and LOLmagnetz. The non-sustainable profits are donated to worthy causes.

In 2010, Alexis helped launch hipmunk, the most agony-free way to search for a flight or hotel. He ran the marketing/pr/community for hipmunk's first year before joining the fight against SOPA & PIPA.

These days, Alexis is an investor, sits on the board of reddit inc., is the Y Combinator Ambassador to the East, a hipmunk advisor, co-founder of the non-profit IHAS, and he’s writing a book called "Without Their Permission,", set to launch in 2013. He is also a former Kiva Fellow.

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