Reddit Founder On Early Days: “We Really Didn’t Know What We Were Doing”

Reddit Founder On Early Days: “We Really Didn’t Know What We Were Doing”
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Reddit co-founder Alex Ohaniam confessed that “we really didn’t know what we were doing” when he created this tremendously popular site with Steve Huffman back in 2005.

But we all know that it was only uphill from there, as Reddit was sold to Conde Nast just a year later for $20 million.

Attracting roughly 40 billion pageviews in 2012, Reddit has garnered the attention of everyone from Bill Gates to Barack Obama for its trademark AMA (Ask Me Anything) feature.

Today, Ohanian invests in and oversees almost 50 startups, including an e-commerce site called Breadpig that donates its proceeds to charity.

In this brief interivew, Ohanian describes his motivation for all of his endeavors along with his passion for internet freedom and “making the world suck less.”

Sean Levinson | Elite. 

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