Alexis Ohanian is the co-founder of the social news aggregation website Reddit. Shortly after graduating from UVA, he and classmate Steve Huffman founded the company with startup capital from Y Combinator, and in 2006 it was bought by Condé Nast. Ohanian stayed on for three more years until he retired to pursue a Kiva fellowship in Armenia. In 2009 he founded Breadpig, an "uncorporation" that creates and sells "geeky products" and donates all its non-sustainable profits to charity.
Ohanian’s new company raises money for the developing world by marketing products aimed at “geek” culture. The company’s first high-profile project has generated enough revenue to open a new school […]
When Reddit’s co-founders approached seed venture fund Y-Combinator to ask for money, they were unceremoniously dismissed. Half a train-ride later, they re-invented the company and created a social news giant.