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The Hero the Internet Needs (YOU)

NYC: June 13, 2012

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Alexis Ohanian is a startup founder in Brooklyn, NY.

After graduating from UVA in 2005, he started reddit with Steve Huffman, which has become one of the most popular websites online. He's now on the board of reddit, inc. After that, he started a social enterprise, breadpig, which creates geeky things like publishing books of xkcd and SMBC and donates the profits. In 2010, Alexis helped launch hipmunk, the most agony-free way to search for a flight or hotel. He ran the marketing/pr/community for the first year before joining the fight against SOPA & PIPA.

He proudly doodled the logos for all three of his startups.

These days, Alexis is an angel investor, co-founder of a non-profit called IHAS, and he’s writing a book called Without Your Permission. Alexis spoke at TED, was named one of the Forbes 30 under 30, and had a great time reminding Congress that they worked for Americans not lobbyists.

He also loves his cat, Karma.

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