Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian

American businessman and co-founder of Reddit

Alexis Ohanian is an investment partner and angel investor in San Francisco, California, United States who focuses on online communities. He invests in series A-F, seed rounds, corporate rounds, and venture rounds. As of April 2020, Alexis Ohanian made 129 investments. His latest investment was in the Series F round of Impossible Foods on March 16, 2020 ($500M). His personal portfolio companies include Impossible Foods, Homeis, AdQuick, Origin Protocol, Cloud9, Picfair, Upcall, and Lattice. Impossible Foods is a company developing plant-based substitutes for meat, dairy, and fish products.

Ohanian has also made 12 partner investments in Horizon Blockchain, AdQuick, Gloria, Standard Cognition, Oh My Green, Paperspace, Ro, Skip Scooters, and CoinTracker. He is also a Managing Partner, General Partner at Initialized Capital as of 2011 and Founder at breadpig as of November 2007. Initialized Capital is early stage VC firm focused on helping software engineers, designers and product people with their first seed checks. Breadpig offers a variety of handholding services to creators who want to self-publish innovative things.

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April 24, 1983

Alexis Ohanian was born in Brooklyn.

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Jordan Crook
May 27, 2020
TechCrunch
Extra Crunch Live is on fire, and the hits keep rolling! Next week, we'll sit down with Initialized's Alexis Ohanian and Garry Tan. You can catch the chat live on Tuesday, June 2 at 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT. Alexis Ohanian is the founder and former CEO of Reddit, and his investment portfolio includes Flexport, [...]
Eric Eldon
March 28, 2020
TechCrunch
TechCrunch is out hunting for bright spots in the startup world as we all come to grips with the pandemic -- particularly where checks are actually being written despite everything. D2C is back to the future First up this week, we surveyed top direct-to-consumer investors, and they seemed pretty optimistic despite the struggles of some [...]
Connie Loizos
March 27, 2020
TechCrunch
Garry Tan and Alexis Ohanian founded Initialized Capital roughly nine years ago and they've closed four funds since, including most recently in late 2018. That $225 million vehicle is roughly twice the size of their previous fund, but because of the coronavirus, the firm, and its portfolio companies -- some of which include Opendoor, Instacart [...]
Callum Burroughs
October 27, 2019
Business Insider
"I walked into this meeting totally unprepared, I had done no pitches for our product and had no pitch deck or presentation to show."
Jon Evans
October 15, 2019
TechCrunch
For many years the allure of Silicon Valley was contingent on the ability to move here. Its ecosystem didn't work remotely. "We see a very strong indication that where you're located does matter... come to Silicon Valley," intoned Joe Kraus of Google Ventures at the first Disrupt conference I ever intended, speaking for essentially all [...]
Josh Constine
October 1, 2019
TechCrunch
Books on tape were the lifeblood of self-help. But eLearning startups like Khan Academy and Coursera demanded our eyes, not just our ears. Then came podcasts that make knowledge accessible yet rarely focus on you retaining and applying what they teach. Today, a new startup called Knowable is launching to provide gaze-free audio education at [...]
Tiffany Hsu
June 17, 2019
www.nytimes.com
From Calvin Klein to KFC, the rise of the computer-generated influencer on social media.
By ALEXANDRA OLSON
February 20, 2019
AP NEWS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alexis Ohanian wants other guys to be jealous of him. Not because he's a multimillionaire venture capitalist. Or because he's married to tennis pro Serena Williams. The...

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