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BirthplaceNew York, NY


University of Virginia, BA 2005
University of Virginia, BS 2005

Current Companies


Former Companies

Product Manager
Parking garage attendant

Financial Organizations

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Tanya Kechichian

Alexis Ohanian

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.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Secret 3/2014Series A$8.6M18
Quarterly 2/2014Series A$3.7M6
SoundFocus 2/2014Seed$1.7M9
BloomThat 2/2014Seed$2M9
Apportable 2/2014Venture Round$5M5
The Muse 2/2014Seed$1M11
Crowdtilt 12/2013Series B$23M12
Lob 11/2013Seed$2.4M9
Frontback 10/2013Seed$3M10
Panorama Education 10/2013Seed$4M20
URX 10/2013Seed$3.1M32
SpoonRocket 9/2013Seed$2.5M4
SendHub 9/2013Series A$3M10
VHX 8/2013Series A$3.2M6
Heap 8/2013Seed$2M14
Buttercoin 8/2013Seed$1M6
Swiftype 8/2013Seed$1.7M15
Patreon 8/2013Seed$2.1M9
Maker's Row 7/2013Seed$1M8
Prizeo 6/2013Seed$2.5M14
Hullabalu 5/2013Seed$1.8M19
Kicksend 4/2013Seed$1M8
Virool 2/2013Seed$6.62M22
Svbtle 1/2013Seed5
ParkWhiz 12/2012Series A$2M8
Kamcord 12/2012Seed$1.5M21
SmartThings 12/2012Seed$3M23
42Floors 11/2012Series A$5M8
Amicus 11/2012Seed$3.2M16
Clever 10/2012Seed$3M14
Upworthy 10/2012Venture Round$4M3
Streak 10/2012Convertible Note$1.9M10
LendUp 10/2012Venture Round12
Rap Genius 10/2012Venture Round$15M3
Double Robotics 9/2012Venture Round$250k3
Perceptual Networks 9/2012Seed$1M4
Coinbase 9/2012Seed$600k5
Monogram 8/2012Seed$840k2
OrderAhead 8/2012Seed$2.5M8
BufferBox 8/2012Seed$1M8 8/2012Seed17
Meteor 7/2012Series A$11.2M5
Directr 6/2012Seed$1.1M9
VHX 6/2012Seed$1.25M10
Codecademy 6/2012Series B$10M6
Hipmunk 6/2012Series B$15M4
Creative Market 6/2012Venture Round$1.3M6
PlanGrid 5/2012Seed$1.1M9
Exec 5/2012Seed$3.3M14
Crowdtilt 5/2012Seed$2.1M14
Priceonomics 5/2012Seed$1.5M28
Couple 5/2012Seed$4.2M13
Socialcam 4/2012Angel38
SendHub 4/2012Seed$2M6
CircuitHub 4/2012Seed3
Ridejoy 1/2012Seed$1.3M8
Eponym 2012Seed$1M5
Swiftype 1/2012Seed4
GetGoing 1/2012Seed$2.5M8
Tutorspree 12/2011Seed$1M9
MinoMonsters 11/2011Seed$1M9
Comprehend Systems 11/2011Seed$1.2M12
Kicksend 11/2011Seed$1.8M8
Egomotion 10/2011Seed$1.1M12
General Assembly 9/2011Series A$4.25M2
Sift Science 9/2011Seed$1.6M10
E la Carte 8/2011Venture Round$4M2
Snapjoy 6/2011Seed3
Gobble 5/2011Venture Round$1.2M14
COLOURlovers 5/2011Venture Round$1M8
Superb 5/2011Angel$1.6M15
Massive Health 2/2011Seed$2.25M7
Blueleaf 12/2010Seed2
Artsy 11/2010Convertible Note$1.25M17
Blue Frog Gaming 4/2010Series A$1.25M3
WakeMate 8/2009Seed3
Adioso 3/2009Seed$70k7
Voxli 1/2009Seed$15k2
Wattvision 1/2009Seed2
Foodoro 1/2009Seed2
Frogmetrics 6/2008Venture Round4
Enernetics 1/2008Angel2
Evernote 3/2006Angel$6M1



Video of my talk at Angel Boot Camp (Angel Investing for fun - not profit)

Added: 8/12/11

Alexis Ohanian: How to make a splash in social media

Added: 12/29/10

Alexis Ohanian; Startup Bootcamp

Added: 8/12/11

Alexis Ohanian; Startup Bootcamp 2

Added: 8/12/11


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  3. SoundFocus Raises $1.7M To Adjust Music To The Way You Hear ( [edit]
  4. Bloomthat, the “Uber-For-Flowers,” Pulls In $2M From SV Angel, Ashton Kutcher ( [edit]
  5. Used By Wooga, Pocket Gems And More, Apportable Lands $5M To Help Developers Automatically Convert iOS Games To Android ( [edit]
  6. Tyra Banks And More Put A Million In The Muse ( [edit]
  7. Crowdtilt Raises Another $23 Million From Andreessen Horowitz & Others For International Expansion, Enterprise Tools ( [edit]
  8. Cloud Printing & Shipping Service Lob Raises $2.4 Million Seed Round ( [edit]
  9. Buzzy Photo App Frontback Shuns Twitter Interest, Raises Millions Instead ( [edit]
  10. Panorama Education Wants To Help Fix Schools With Surveys And Analytics, Gets $4M From Zuckerberg’s Startup:Education, Google Ventures And More ( [edit]
  11. URX Is A Brilliant Mobile Ad Service That Deeplinks Customers Right To Ecommerce App Product Pages ( [edit]
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  13. SendHub Secures $3 Million Series A To Be The Mobile Alternative To Business Phone Systems ( [edit]
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  15. Heap Raises $2M For Their “Capture Everything” Analytics Tool ( [edit]
  16. International Bitcoin Exchange Buttercoin Raises $1M to Revamp Remittance ( [edit]
  17. Site Search Engine Creator Swiftype Raises $1.7M From A16Z, Others ( [edit]
  18. Patreon Raises $2.1M ( [edit]
  19. To Give U.S. Manufacturing A Boost, Maker’s Row Gets $1M From Index, Comcast, Alexis Ohanian & More ( [edit]
  20. Backed With $2.9M, Prizeo Helps Celebs Crowdfund for a Cause ( [edit]
  21. To Spark Children’s Imaginations, Hullabalu Raises $1.8 Million From SV Angel, Great Oaks & Others For iPad Storytelling App ( [edit]
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  23. YC-Backed Virool Raises $6.62 Million “Seed” Round To Help Make Videos Go Viral ( [edit]
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  25. The OpenTable For Parking Spots, ParkWhiz Raises $2M ( [edit]
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  27. SmartThings Closes $3M Seed Round, Led By First Round Capital, Launches Competition To Grow Community Of Smart Object Developers ( [edit]
  28. 42Floors Raises $5M From Dave McClure, Alexis Ohanian, Others, Expands Office Search Site To New York ( [edit]
  29. YC’s Amicus Pulls In $3.2 Million To Bring Social Graph Smarts To Non-Profit Fundraising ( [edit]
  30. Twilio For Education Data, Clever, Lands $3M From Kevin Rose, Mike Maples & Ashton Kutcher, Now In 2K Schools ( [edit]
  31. With Six Million Uniques, Upworthy Gets $4M From NEA to Find More Virals That Aren’t Cat Videos ( [edit]
  32. Streak Raises $1.9 Million For Gmail-Based CRM App ( [edit]
  33. LendUp Raises Cash From Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures And Others To Disrupt Payday Loans ( [edit]
  34. Andreessen Horowitz Invests $15M In Text Annotation Startup Rap Genius ( [edit]
  35. Grishin Makes First $250K Investment In Disrupt Hardware Alley Company Double Robotics ( [edit]
  36. Perceptual Networks Seeded With $1M for Optimal Friend Finder ( [edit]
  37. Coinbase, First Crowd Funded Bitcoin Company, Raises Over $600K ( [edit]
  38. 500 Startups-Backed Monogram Raises $840k To Be Your Personal Shopper On The iPad ( [edit]
  39. OrderAhead Nabs $2.3M From Adam D’Angelo, Matrix, Eric Schmidt For Ordering On The Go ( [edit]
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  42. Andreessen Horowitz Keeps Eating The Software World With $11.2 Million Investment In JavaScript Framework Company Meteor ( [edit]
  43. Directr Raises $1.1 Million To Help People Make Beautiful Mobile Movies ( [edit]
  44. VHX Raises $1.25 Million From Lerer Ventures And Angels To Democratize Video Distribution Online ( [edit]
  45. Codecademy Plans Global Code-Teaching Expansion With $10M From Branson, Milner, Kleiner, Index, Union Square ( [edit]
  46. Hipmunk Raises $15M Series B, Promises Big Product Improvements ( [edit]
  47. Creative Market Nabs $1.3M From SV Angel, CrunchFund To Become An Etsy For Digital Design ( [edit]
  48. YC Alum/Construction Disruptor PlanGrid Nails $1.1M Seed Funding From Box, 500 Startups, And More ( [edit]
  49. Exec, The Mobile App For Errands, Adds Messaging (Oh, And Sam Altman Led Their Round) ( [edit]
  50. Group-Funding Service Crowdtilt Collects $2.1M In New Financing ( [edit]
  51. YC Price Guide Startup Priceonomics Raises $1.5M Seed From Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel ( [edit]
  52. Yuri Milner, Dave Morin, SV Angel, CrunchFund And More Hook Up Pair With $4.2M ( [edit]
  53. Socialcam Nabs Angel Funding From The A-List: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More ( [edit]
  54. Messaging Startup SendHub Raises $2M From Kapor, Menlo Ventures, 500 Startups, Angels & Others ( [edit]
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  56. Social Ridesharing Startup Ridejoy Raises $1.3M From Freestyle Capital, Lerer Ventures And Others ( [edit]
  57. Warby-As-A-Service? Backed By Reddit, Posterous Founders, Eponym Helps Brands Build And Distribute Their Own Eyewear ( [edit]
  58. Y Combinator-Backed Swiftype Builds Site Search That Doesn’t Suck ( [edit]
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  60. Tutorspree Raises $1 Million Round Led By Sequoia Capital ( [edit]
  61. MinoMonsters Nabs $1 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel, And More For Mobile Monster Battles ( [edit]
  62. Comprehend Systems Closes $1.2M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  63. Kicksend Grabs $1.8 Million From True Ventures, SV Angel & More For Dead Simple File Sharing ( [edit]
  64. Tagstand Raises $1.1 Million To Help Take NFC Mainstream ( [edit]
  65. Startup Incubator General Assembly Raises $4.25 Million And Eyes Retail Space Abroad ( [edit]
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  67. E La Carte Raises $4M From Groupon Co-Founders To Bring Tablets To Restaurant Tables ( [edit]
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  69. Marketplace For Home-Cooked Food Gobble Raises $1.2M From Founder Collective, Greylock And Other Angels ( [edit]
  70. COLOURlovers Raises $1 Million To Make Everyone An Artist ( [edit]
  71. Investors Cough Up $1.6 Million To Dine With Grubwithus, The Brilliant Social Dining Service ( [edit]
  72. Massive Health Nabs $2.25M Seed ( [edit]
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  80. Calling All Foodies: Y Combinator's Foodoro Launches Online Farmers Market ( [edit]
  81. FF Investment Frogmetrics ( [edit]
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