Alexis Ohanian on Getting Traction


Alexis Ohanian is a co-founder of reddit, a social news site that was in the first class of Paul Graham's Y Combinator, quickly became successful, and was acquired by Conde Nast/Wired. Alexis tells this story and talks about the role of the non-programming co-founder in getting traction as well as the role of luck.

Thank you to Prakash Swaminathan for introducing me to Alexis for this interview.

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I'm the Founder & CEO of DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn't track you. I'm also the co-author of Traction, the book that helps you get customer growth. More about me.