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What Alexis Ohanian Really Thinks About Restaurants Joining The Metaverse

If you were to look at the evolution of the internet from a bird's eye view, or from the perspective of a child who's learning about its trajectory from a virtual infographic, you'd see just how rapidly it developed in a relatively short amount of time. Planned obsolescence is a darling of the digital age, which is why many of the cyber-related relics of our recent past — floppy discs, candy-colored iMacs, the term "information superhighway" — may sound foreign to Zoomers who have been exposed to screens their whole lives.
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Alexis Ohanian and Olympia Go Mini-Golfing: 'Great Daddy-Daughter Date'

Alexis Ohanian scored big with his mini-golf date, daughter Olympia, on Sunday. The Internet entrepreneur and Reddit co-founder shared photos of he and his 4-year-old daughter's mini-golf adventure to Instagram, showing off a fun time despite Olympia seeming more interested in serving looks on the putting green. "I made the...
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Alexis Ohanian wants to give you $100,000 to work on climate solutions

Alexis Ohanian was 22 when he cofounded Reddit in 2005. If he were starting his career now, he says he would work on something completely different: climate change. Today, Ohanian launches the 776 Foundation—named after his venture capital fund, Seven Seven Six—and its first campaign, a fellowship that will give $20 million to young people over the next decade to work on climate solutions. Each year, 20 climate fellows between the ages of 18 and 23 will receive a $100,000 grant each, along with support from the foundation’s network of founders, investors, and partners.
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TechCrunch

Alexis Ohanian on his plan to back more emerging managers

The new fund, as the firm describes it, plans to “focus on emerging managers, each with their own influential distribution channels and unique operational experience in backing startup ventures.” The firm added in a statement that each fund will operate independently and will receive an initial $500,000 investment from 776, along with access to Cerebro (the proprietary operating system of the firm), and ongoing support from Series, an enterprise digital finance platform whose seed round was led by 776.
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Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian keep their start-up investments 'separate' — even though they're married

When tennis legend Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian first met at a cafe in Italy in 2015, the conversation quickly turned to business. Today, the duo is married — with a daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. — and both have built sizable reputations as start-up investors. But Williams says they try to keep their business ventures apart.
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Ethereum’s hippest wallet app Rainbow banks funding from Alexis Ohanian

Investors are betting that Ethereum will grow out of its wild west routes — with high transaction fees rampant and scammers often running amok — into a network where everyday users can transact safely. Rainbow, a crypto startup building a mobile wallet app that allows users to interact with decentralized applications on the Ethereum blockchain, wants to be the app users download to tap into that future.
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