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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Dominic-Madori Davis
January 15, 2021
Business Insider
Regy Perlera is the 28-year-old founder of Seasons, which wants men to rent, not own clothes. It raised $4.3 million in 2019 and grew 400% last year.
Suzanne Loo
January 15, 2021
TechNode
This forum will gather more than 160 global political leaders, financial and investment experts, and economists from all over the world to discuss economic trends and post-pandemic recovery plan.
Avery Hartmans
January 6, 2021
Business Insider
In tweet, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian described the rioters at the Capitol as "domestic terrorists."
Arielle Pardes
December 29, 2020
Wired
After a year of protests against racial inequality and industry vows to do better, Black founders are still getting left out of Silicon Valley's financial engine.
Dominic-Madori Davis
December 19, 2020
Business Insider
Vernon Coleman, Realtime's 23-year-old CEO, is part of the 1% of Black founders who've raised VC funds, but they didn't all work with Alexis Ohanian.
Tara Law
October 20, 2020
Time
Alexis Ohanian and Meghan Markle discuss the importance of social media and technology in a TIME100 Talks. Read the full transcript
Natasha Mascarenhas
September 25, 2020
TechCrunch
According to an SEC Filing, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit and early-stage VC firm Initialized Capital, is raising a new fund, named 776, with a target of $150 million. The filing comes three months after the entrepreneur left Initialized Capital and a month after The Information first reported on his plans. Ohanian declined to [...]
Connie Loizos
August 14, 2020
TechCrunch
Initialized Capital, the early-stage venture firm that got its start inside of Y Combinator almost a decade ago and spun out of the organization roughly five years later, has closed its newest fund with $230 million in capital commitments, cofounder Garry Tan announced on Medium earlier today. The fund, its fifth, brings the assets that [...]
Anthony Ha
June 29, 2020
TechCrunch
Facebook takes (small) steps to improve its content policies as advertisers join a broad boycott, founder Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital and Waze gets a new look. Here's your Daily Crunch for June 29, 2020. 1. As advertisers revolt, Facebook commits to flagging 'newsworthy' political speech that violates policy In a live-streamed segment of [...]
Natasha Mascarenhas
June 26, 2020
TechCrunch
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital, the investment firm he co-founded in 2011 with Garry Tan, as first reported Axios and confirmed by TechCrunch. The move comes weeks after Ohanian publicly stepped down from the Reddit board of directors, with Y Combinator president Michael Seibel taking his spot. Ohanian launched Initialized Capital back [...]
Ingrid Lunden
June 11, 2020
TechCrunch
Online abuse in its many forms on social media is in the spotlight these days as it has never been before: not only can strong and hateful words be directly harmful to individuals, but their use fans the flames around hate groups and other extremists, fomenting even stronger (and often tragic) responses offline, too. Today, [...]
Brian Heater
June 10, 2020
TechCrunch
On June 5, Alexis Ohanian announced he was stepping down from Reddit's board of directors. "I believe resignation can actually be an act of leadership from people in power right now," the site's founder and former CEO announced. "To everyone fighting to fix our broken nation: do not stop." The move came as communities across [...]
Reuters Editorial
June 10, 2020
U.S.
Social network company Reddit on Wednesday named venture capital investor Michael Seibel to its board, days after co-founder and former director Alexis Ohanian resigned and called for the company to replace him with a black candidate.
Sidney Fussell
June 5, 2020
Wired
Alexis Ohanian's resignation is among the most dramatic responses in the tech industry to the killing of George Floyd.
Sky
June 5, 2020
Sky News
Serena Williams' husband says he wants to be able to tell their daughter what he did to support the black community.
Reuters Editorial
June 5, 2020
U.S.
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian said on Friday he has resigned from the board and sought to be replaced with a black candidate at the social network company.
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."
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