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31 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Alexis Ohanian. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Alexis Ohanian, often where they are interviewed.

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31 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Alexis Ohanian. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Alexis Ohanian, often where they are interviewed.

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VC's Targeting Black Founders Now? Alexis Ohanian Makes Space, Facial Recognition, Reparations

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Brand new Techish! Abadesi and Michael discuss:

All the new VC funds targeting black founders? [0:57]
Alexis Ohianian steps down at Reddit [4:23]
iBM abandons facial recognition software [15:17]
WoC blocked from negotiation [19:15]

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Jun 10 2020 · 29mins
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Amazon warehouse workers issue lawsuit, Alexis Ohanian steps down from Reddit board and a deeper debate on Section 230

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Kara and Scott talk about a new lawsuit waged by Amazon warehouse workers alleging the company did not follow CDC protocol well enough to stop the spread of COVID-19. They discuss Alexis Ohanian's decision to step down from Reddit's board of the directors in order to leave space to elevate a black person to his empty seat. In Friend of Pivot we hear from Mike Masnick of tech dirt to talk about Section 230, as Trump battles with Twitter.

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Jun 09 2020 · 1hr 4mins
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Michael B. Jordan Calls on Hollywood to "Invest in Black Staff," Alexis Ohanian Resigns From Reddit - Daily Pop 06/08/20

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The Black Panther actor addresses a crowd during a L.A. protest against police brutality in response to the death of George Floyd, Serena Williams' husband and Reddit co-founder steps down from the company, Sesame Street & CNN address racism and much more. Listen in.

Jun 08 2020 · 21mins
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#425: Books I've Loved — Cindy Eckert and Alexis Ohanian

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#425: Books I've Loved — Cindy Eckert and Alexis Ohanian | Brought to you by Audible.

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I’m doing called “Books I’ve Loved.” I’ve invited some amazing past guests, close friends, and new faces to share their favorite books—the books that have influenced them, changed them, and transformed them for the better. I hope you pick up one or two new mentors—in the form of books—from this new series and apply the lessons in your own life.

Cindy Eckert (@cindypinkceo) is a billion-dollar dealmaker, self-made entrepreneur, and tireless force of nature if you're asking Fortune magazine. Prior to forming The Pink Ceiling (affectionately known as the Pinkbuator) to fund and foster female-led disruption in healthcare, Cindy built two pharmaceutical companies from scratch. As Founder and CEO of Sprout Pharmaceuticals, she created a new category of sexual wellness for women by taking on the FDA and winning the approval of the first and only pill for women's libido, Addyi. Cindy sold that company for $1B and now invests in game-changing ideas that support her mission to put women on top.

Alexis Ohanian (@alexisohanian) is the co-founder of Reddit and Initialized Capital and the author of the bestselling book, Without Their PermissionAlexis has long advocated for the open internet, STEM education, and paid family leave. Alongside Garry Tan, he co-founded Initialized Capital—a seed-stage venture fund with over $500M under management and a portfolio with $36B in market value so far. After selling Reddit to Conde Nast, Alexis returned in 2014 as executive chairman to help lead the turnaround of the now independent company, which was last valued at $3B.

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Apr 27 2020 · 27mins
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#274: Alexis Ohanian on Building and Investing in the Modern Digital World

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Podcast Notes Key Takeaways

  • Co-founders need to have more than just complimentary skills, their values and world view have to be aligned
  • “All companies have problems all of the time, what’s important is that they are good at triaging the most important ones as fast as possible” – Alexis Ohanian
  • When it comes to automation and developing software, repetitive and tedious tasks take priority (e.g. generating reports or managing deal flow)
  • Initialized Capital uses an internal software to promote information sharing and collaboration
  • Industries like Telehealth, Crypto, and Remote learning are poised to do well in the wake of COVID-19
  • Just finished school? Here is some advice:
    • Focus on the things you can control, work very hard to improve on those things and get better at them
    • Find things you love doing, that are viable in a new economy, and that won’t get automated away – Double down on those things
    • The cheat code for the new economy: Learn to code
  • High school graduates will start thinking twice about taking student loan debt for going to universities
  • Because their jobs are not easily automated, skilled labor (welders, plumbers, electricians, etc.) will stay in demand
    • To solve the potential shortage of skilled workers, a re-imagining of trade schools is needed – think: General Assembly for skilled labor
  • Identifying trends and finding the signal are essential to understanding where the future is headed and investing – Following the right people gives you an advantage
Read the full notes @ podcastnotes.org

Alexis Ohanian is the Co-founder of Initialized Capital, a half-billion dollar early stage venture capital firm. He is also the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Reddit, one of the most popular websites in the world. In this conversation, Anthony and Alexis discuss the founding story of Reddit, what Alexis learned as a Partner at YCombinator, whether he has ever beat Serena at anything athletic, what industries should benefit from behavior shifts due to the virus, and what org structure and internal tools allow Initialized to operate at such a high level. 
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Apr 24 2020 · 1hr 24mins
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#274: Alexis Ohanian on Building and Investing in the Modern Digital World

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Alexis Ohanian is the Co-founder of Initialized Capital, a half-billion dollar early stage venture capital firm. He is also the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Reddit, one of the most popular websites in the world. In this conversation, Anthony and Alexis discuss the founding story of Reddit, what Alexis learned as a Partner at YCombinator, whether he has ever beat Serena at anything athletic, what industries should benefit from behavior shifts due to the virus, and what org structure and internal tools allow Initialized to operate at such a high level. 

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Apr 20 2020 · 1hr 24mins
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Alexis Ohanian - Investing in Tech Startups

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Currently, Miami is mostly seen as a town to party in or a town for so many other industries that are not tech. These perceptions are about to change, as more talented people are turning their attention to this delightful place.

On today’s episode, I am joined by Alexis - one of the co-founders of Reddit, who is an important player in the angel investing area, and Andrew – the founder of Papa, a Florida-based company. Alexis invested in Andrew’s business, and they are sharing with us their entrepreneurial journey.

Alexis Ohanian co-founded Initialized Capital with Garry Tan, in 2012. Alexis's expertise includes product, marketing, and community, and he is a prolific early-stage investor. Alexis was a co-founder of Reddit, the third-largest website in the US, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2005 and acquired by Condé Nast in 2006. He also served as a partner at Y Combinator and wrote the bestselling book Without Their Permission.

Andrew Parker is the founder and CEO of Papa – a Florida-based tech startup. He started the company to support a personal need with his grandfather. Papa provides on-demand personal assistance and socialization to seniors.

So, listen to Episode 05, to learn about the future of Florida, tech-wise, and what we can do to attract more people to start their business here.

Questions I ask:

  • How did you guys meet? (07:51)
  • Andrew, I saw you expanded geographically. Tell us about that. (11:52)
  • Alexis, what do you think of the deal flow here in investments versus California? (12:39)
  • What tech do you see coming down the road, in terms of technology, from an investment standpoint? (16:33)
  • Have you had any issues with recruiting people you need? (20:43)


In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Initialized was born. (02:32)
  • How Papa became a business. (04:21)
  • Alexis’s experience with Y Combinator. (05:26)
  • The reasons why technology can never replace the human touch. (18:08)
  • What Florida needs to do right now, to become an important player in the tech space. (21:22)


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Jan 07 2020 · 22mins
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Alexis Ohanian: All parents, including dads, should have six months of paid family leave

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Reddit co-founder and Initialized Capital managing partner Alexis Ohanian talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how he became a "dadvocate" for paid paternity leave. Ohanian explains how the medical complications faced by his wife, tennis star Serena Williams, woke him up to the problem, and how time off for fathers can help mothers, as well as female coworkers. He also discusses the problem with how working men glorify their self-destructive schedules online, which he calls "hustle porn"; why he's investing in family tech companies like Mom Project at Initialized, and how the startup scene has changed since his days as a founder; and the decline of San Francisco as a desirable place for entrepreneurs to start their next companies. Plus: What Ohanian thinks of Twitter's decision to stop accepting political advertising, and how afraid we should be of deepfakes.

Read a full transcript of this interview here.

Featuring:

Alexis Ohanian (@alexisohanian), Reddit co-founder and Initialized Capital managing partner

Hosts:

Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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Nov 13 2019 · 1hr 5mins
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Alexis Ohanian joins Influencers with Andy Serwer

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Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer sits down with Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and co-founder & managing partner of Initialized Capital. In a wide-ranging interview, Ohanian discusses the role of race in his marriage with tennis great Serena Williams and raising a mixed-raced daughter in America. He expressed his concern about tech regulation and shared his thoughts on the state of cryptocurrencies and what's next for the volatile crypto market. Ohanian talked about his partnership with Dove Men+Care as well as his support for paternity leave in the U.S. Ohanian also weighed in on the 2020 presidential race, sharing his thoughts on a possibility overlooked candidate, Tulsi Gabbard.

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Jul 19 2019 · 30mins
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Innovate Series with Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian

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Known as the mayor of the Internet, Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian headlined the first ever Innovate Armenia. He spoke about his commitment to the past 100 years of the Armenian narrative, but also about his excitement for the next 100 years. This talk was recorded live at Innovate Armenia on February 21, 2015 at USC.

To learn more about the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, visit http://armenian.usc.edu.

Jul 15 2019 · 30mins
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