Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian is an American entrepreneur, who co-founded social news website Reddit, along with Steve Huffman, in 2005. Married to reputed professional tennis player Serena Williams, Alexis recently resigned from the board of the company, after Reddit faced backlash over how it handled the issue of racism through the various discussion groups it hosts. As a parting note, the 37-year-old had requested that he be replaced by a black person, in view of the widespread protests, being held in the US, against police brutality and demanding racial justice. Honoring Alexis’ request, the board has named a Silicon Valley insider and Y Combinator Chief Executive Officer Michael Seibel as his replacement. Interestingly, Alexis was also a former partner of Y Combinator, a seed money startup accelerator.

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Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit

30 Jun 2020

Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit

As Facebook continues to reel from a massive advertisers' protest against its mishandling of racism, violence, and hate speech, Reddit, which has long been criticized over these issues, has started taking corrective measures.

Skin cream "Fair & Lovely" to drop "Fair" from name

25 Jun 2020

Skin cream "Fair & Lovely" to drop "Fair" from name

Joining the bandwagon of brands that are making their products socially inclusive, the Indian unit of Unilever, Hindustan Unilever, has decided to drop "Fair" from the name of the skincare cream "Fair & Lovely," multiple reports said on Thursday.

Meet Michael Seibel, Reddit's first ever black board member

10 Jun 2020

Meet Michael Seibel, Reddit's first ever black board member

Reddit has named seed capital firm Y Combinator's CEO Michael Seibel as the first black member of its board.

#WeeklyRecap: Google's incognito tracking, 'infected' Android wallpaper, Mitron app, more

07 Jun 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Google's incognito tracking, 'infected' Android wallpaper, Mitron app, more

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology.

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian quits board, wants a black replacement

06 Jun 2020

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian quits board, wants a black replacement

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has quit from the board of the company he started 15 years ago and wants his position to be filled by a black candidate. Making the major announcement on Friday, he said the decision was long overdue.

Are Priyanka and Meghan fighting? Desi Girl shuts all rumors

31 May 2019

Are Priyanka and Meghan fighting? Desi Girl shuts all rumors

Lately, there have been speculations that Priyanka Chopra and Meghan Markle's friendship hit shaky grounds after The Duchess of Sussex didn't attend former's wedding with Nick Jonas.

Serena is a Queen, don't let anyone tell you otherwise

09 Sep 2018

Serena is a Queen, don't let anyone tell you otherwise

Three things are obvious: Serena Williams is a Godsend to teach all of us humility and compassion, she is the greatest woman tennis player to have lived, and her career dotted with Grand Slams and seemingly impossible comebacks is a case study.

Wimbledon: Serena's husband posts an emotional message post final

15 Jul 2018

Wimbledon: Serena's husband posts an emotional message post final

23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams needs to be credited for fighting all the way up till the final in her first Wimbledon after giving birth.

Royal wedding: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry say 'I do'

19 May 2018

Royal wedding: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry say 'I do'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took nuptial vows a short while ago in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Serena wins her first game in comeback after giving birth

09 Mar 2018

Serena wins her first game in comeback after giving birth

23-time women's singles Grand Slam champion Serena Williams made a winning return to tennis.

Serena welcomed back to tennis by husband Ohanian in movie-style

28 Feb 2018

Serena welcomed back to tennis by husband Ohanian in movie-style

Serena Williams is set to return to tennis, less than six months after giving birth to her daughter.

All about Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder's wedding

17 Nov 2017

All about Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder's wedding

Arguably one of the greatest tennis stars of all time, Serena Williams got married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans on Thursday.

Serena welcomes a new member to the family

02 Sep 2017

Serena welcomes a new member to the family

Tennis star Serena Williams has given birth to her first child, a baby girl.

Reddit raising funds, company's valuation to be $1.7bn

17 Jun 2017

Reddit raising funds, company's valuation to be $1.7bn

Giving a major boost, venture capitalists are funding popular link-sharing website Reddit that will give the company a total valuation of $1.7 billion.

Will quit tennis if I am banned: Ilie Nastase

29 Apr 2017

Will quit tennis if I am banned: Ilie Nastase

Ilie Nastase said he will quit tennis if he is banned over his racist comments on Serena Williams's unborn child.

Serena Williams hits back at Ilie Nastase for 'racist' comments

25 Apr 2017

Serena Williams hits back at Ilie Nastase for 'racist' comments

Responding to former tennis player Ilie Nastase's recent remarks about about her unborn baby, Serena Williams said, "It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments".

Serena Williams thanks her unborn baby for top WTA spot

25 Apr 2017

Serena Williams thanks her unborn baby for top WTA spot

A pregnant Serena Williams reclaimed her top spot at the WTA world rankings, and took to social media to thank her unborn baby.

Was Serena Williams pregnant when she won the Australian Open?

20 Apr 2017

Was Serena Williams pregnant when she won the Australian Open?

On Wednesday, Serena Williams posted a Snapchat story wherein she was posing sideways in a yellow bathing suit and a protruding stomach.