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Alexis Ohanian
Works at Breadpig
Attended University of Virginia
Lives in Brooklyn, NY
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Creator of things. Writing a book: Without Your Permission
Employment
  • Breadpig
    Chief swine defender, 2009 - present
  • Institute on Higher Awesome Studies
    Board member, 2011 - 2012
  • Hipmunk
    Head marketing dude, 2010 - 2011
  • Kiva.org
    Kiva fellow in Armenia, 2010 - 2010
  • reddit
    Co-founder, 2005 - 2010
  • UVA Parking and Transportation Dept.
    Parking Booth Attendant, 2003 - 2005
  • Pizza Hut
    Dishwasher/Cook/Server, 1999 - 2001
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Brooklyn, NY
Previously
Columbia, MD - Charlottesville, VA - Somerville, MA - San Francisco, CA - Yerevan, Armenia
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Startup guy who wants to make the world suck less & doodles all his own logos.
Introduction
Guten Tag! I'm a startup guy in Brooklyn who gave a TED talk about a whale. TechCrunch calls me "one of the more passionate and audacious young entrepreneurs in tech." Hide your kids - especially because I'm writing a book called Without Your Permission.

After graduating from UVA, I started reddit.com with Steve Huffman. Founded Breadpig, which creates geeky things, sells them, and gives away all the profits -- over $190,000 so far; things like: xkcd: volume 0, AwesomeSauce, LOLMagnetz, WTFCNN?!, Save Yourself, Mammal!, and a fake Rock Band.

Helped launch hipmunk -- ran marketing, PR, and logo-doodling -- presently an advisor. Ambassador to the East for Y Combinator. Angel investor at Das Kapital Capital, LLC.

Once rendered in CGI on NMA.TV. Bloomberg TV contributor. And my favorite: Stephen Colbert once gave me a shoutout.

If you've ever told someone about any of my projects, I owe you a beer. (Thanks!)

And if you're interested in having me speak -- I do it to fund my hummus addiction -- please email my agent.
Bragging rights
Co-founded reddit, gave a TED talk, and can eat more hummus than you.
Education
  • University of Virginia
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Male
Birthday
April 24

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Cofounder of +Coinbase, Fred Ehrsam, stopped by #Ethereum Reddit community for an AMA today after making headlines there yesterday. This is how great brands get built in 2016.

https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/4u4t73/im_fred_ehrsam_cofounder_of_coinbase_ama/?sort=qa?depth=2
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📈 Your industry is now tech if you know it or not.

http://www.newsweek.com/2016/06/17/silicon-valley-takeover-468182.html
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There are 5 things you should know about me. Here they are courtesy of The Webby Awards.

http://webbyawards.com/features/5-things-you-should-know-about-alexis-ohanian/?utm_source=thewebbyawards_tw&utm_campaign=summer16
The Co-Founder of Reddit and Webbys Executive Judge has vowed to make the world "suck less." Here are 5 ways in which he's doing so.
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Maybe you heard? +Reddit r/Ghostbusters community slams "pathetic" attempt to troll new ‪#‎Ghostbusters‬ film (This shady post pictured got 91% downvoted). https://redd.it/4s829p

Like all these reddit commenters, I'm reserving judgement until I see it, but I'm looking forward to it.
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"all kinds of love reddit... be safe and hug your loved ones every chance you get"

https://np.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/4rsqym/a_dallas_police_officer_breaking_into_tears_at/d540yp7
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@alexisohanian I must admit... I colored in every breadpig! Amazing read! Thanks for keeping it real! Embedded image. 5:51 PM - 21 Jul 2016. Reply to @36_Lorenzo. Home · Sign up · Log in · Search · About. More like this; Less like this; Cancel. Not on Twitter? Sign up, tune into the things you ...
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Excited to watch what happens with this hard fork coming up. If you don't know anything about #Ethereum, this is the place to start.

https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/
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All eyes on Turkey right now. #RedditLive
Turkish military locks down bridges of Bosphorus that connecting European & Asian sides of Istanbul; Possible Coup?
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Another great 1st employee story recorded by Y Combinator, this one about General Assembly, one of the first NY tech companies I invested in after moving home. http://themacro.com/articles/2016/07/mimi-o-chun/
A conversation with Mimi O Chun, General Assembly's first employee. Employee #1 is a series of interviews focused on sharing the often untold stories of early employees at tech companies. Mimi O Chun was the first employee at General Assembly, an education company operating in 15 cities with ...
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This clinical psychologist's diagnosis of Cersei is one of the best things I've read about #GameOfThrones . Thank you, Rain12913. Thank you, Reddit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/gameofthrones/comments/4refx9/everything_a_psychologists_perspective_on_cerseis/
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⬆️ 🇵🇹 Obrigado, r/Portugal! We had a great time celebrating #GRMD (Global Reddit Meetup Day) with you all; we made a little video about it.

And congrats on that Eurocup win. Coincidence?? I think not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju-7vaL9vuQ&feature=youtu.be
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