Alexis co-founded a news website where readers, not editors, determine what goes on the front page. He started doodling the alien mascot back in April 2005. He was one of the very first startups on the (in)famous Y Combinator, and is one of their early successes. Reddit was acquired approximatively 12 months after they started it, and Alexis worked there for another 3 years.
In this talk, Alexis describes how Reddit came to be; he explains the important role Y Combinator and Paul Graham played in the life of the startup and its founders. This inspirational lecture was recorded at the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics, in Michael Clouser’s Informatics Entrepreneurship class, and is sponsored by Informatics Ventures.