Alexis Ohanian

Polis, the door-to-door marketer, raises another $2.5 million

Polis founder Kendall Tucker began her professional life as a campaign organizer in local Democratic politics, but — seeing an opportunity in her one-on-one conversations with everyday folks &#8

The definitive Patreon reading guide

At nearly six years old, Patreon has gone from startup to king of membership. Now an established leader in an industry that’s been flipped on its head, Patreon’s path has been anything but

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian brings Armenian brandy to the US

When Alexis Ohanian approached the members-only spirits subscription club Flaviar about bringing an Armenian brandy to market, he saw it as a unique opportunity to honor his paternal heritage.

Envoy raises $43 million to digitize your office

The office might not seem like an area in desperate need of disruption, but Envoy — a Silicon Valley company used to sign in over 100,000 visitors at offices across the world each day; and a Tec

These are the most successful companies to emerge from Y Combinator

A look at the 20 most successful companies to come out of Y Combinator.

YC-grad Papa raises $2.4M for its ‘grandkids-on-demand’ service

Alexis Ohanian's Initialized Capital and Ashton Kutcher's Sound Ventures participated in the round for the Y Combinator graduate.

RankScience closes $1.8M seed — and now only wants to replace human SEO staff if you don’t have any

A couple of years ago YC-backed RankScience, which offers AI-enhanced SEO split-testing, put a few SEO experts’ noses out of joint when the fledgling startup brashly talked about replacing human

Ohanian’s Initialized raises $225M 4th fund to turn founders into cyborgs

“Right now we’re in this Empire Strikes Back moment,” says Initialized Capital’s Garry Tan, referring to tech giants ruthlessly copying and competing with fresh ideas. “W

Aiming to make billboard advertising more programmatic, AdQuick raises $2.1 million

Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Initialized Capital and an investor in AdQuick, a new service that’s looking to bring billboard advertising into the internet age, bought his last billboard ad

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams are getting married

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and tennis superstar Serena Williams are engaged! Williams announced the engagement today on none other than Reddit.

Reddit is still in turmoil

Although Pao was seen as the driving force behind efforts to make Reddit respectable enough to appeal to advertisers, the company continued its clean-up after her departure, making diverse hires and k

Reddit CTO Marty Weiner on building a home for the Internet’s wildest community

Critical to this major effort is Marty Weiner. Weiner joined the Reddit team this past summer as the company’s first-ever CTO, and he’s spent the past 10 months building out areas for improvement

#IStandWithAhmed Garners Support from Silicon Valley

Ahmed Mohammed, a 14-year-old who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, has gotten the attention of Silicon Valley. After news about the arrest spread, the #IStandWithAhmed hashtag

Reddit Names Marty Weiner, Founding Engineer At Pinterest, Its First CTO

There are plenty of things on Steve Huffman’s to-do list since returning to Reddit as its CEO. Having a gifted technical mind himself, currently doing double duty as Hipmunk’s CTO, the nee

Reddit’s Community: Can’t Win With ‘Em, Can’t Win Without ‘Em

You know the story from beginning to end: A regular old website earns popularity, gains top users who are almost celebrities, and then the site dies more quickly than it rose. A lot happens in b

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Announces Reddit Video At Disrupt NY

Reddit has been at the forefront of connecting users with interesting content for years now, but to date most of its efforts have been around just making it easier for its community to share things th

Google Ventures-Backed Bitcoin Exchange Buttercoin Is Shutting Down

Buttercoin, a bitcoin exchange startup backed by Y Combinator and Google Ventures, is closing its doors at the end of this month after failing to raise new investment.

Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian To Disrupt New York

It's official. With <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/reddit/">Reddit</a> cofounder and YC advisor <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/alexis-ohanian/">Alexis Ohanian</a> on the speaker ro

With $1 Million In New Funding, Dattch Lesbian Dating App Rebrands To Her

Dattch, the Pinterest-inspired dating app for queer women, has today re-launched with a new name (Her) as well as $1 million in new funding from investors such as Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian, YC&#82

Google, Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Donate $1.75M To Tech Training Non-Profit Coalition For Queens

The truism about tech’s lack of diversity is that it’s a “pipeline” problem. At least that’s what tech leaders and companies often say when questioned about why their ran
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