Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian is an internet entrepreneur and investor; best known as the co-founder and executive chairman of the social news website Reddit.

He also co-founded, with Garry Tan in 2012, the early-stage venture capital firm Initialized Capital, helped launch the travel search website Hipmunk, and started the social enterprise Breadpig. He was also a partner at Y Combinator. In 2012, Andy Greenberg of Forbes magazine dubbed him “Mayor of the Internet.”

In late 2010 and early 2011, Ohanian spoke out against Congress’s Stop Online Piracy Act and the Senate’s PROTECT IP Act. He helped lead the Internet-enabled campaign that eventually overturned the two bills. Ohanian spoke to members of Congress, helped launch the national anti-SOPA/PIPA protests that took place on January 18, 2012, and spoke at the rally in New York that was organized by NY Tech Meetup.

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Last updated byAnonymous on March 10, 2020
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