The reddit co-founder talks to Inc.'s Scott Gerber about the open internet, valuing your users, the importance of the reddit alien, and more.
If you can deliver a service that is better than piracy, you will succeed.
As consumer tastes evolve and technology advances, it's essential for businesses of all sizes to learn how to adapt.
Alexis Ohanian talks about the origin of the Reddit alien and the value a mascot or icon can bring to a business.
Use the expertise from building your business to create content and turn yourself into a thought leader.
When you're getting your company off the ground, caring intensely about your early users is crucial.
Take every opportunity to remind users that there are humans behind the business.
Alexis Ohanian talks about what he looks for in employees and how he finds them.
Alexis Ohanian explains what qualities make a business or a founder stand out in the earliest stages.
Alexis Ohanian talks about the selection and interview process for Y Combinator applicants.
Don't rush to raise a seed round until your company and your product are really ready.
Alexis Ohanian answers questions on lessons learned, investment regrets, and his least favorite part of the job.
SOLUTIONS Piracy Is a Service Problem4:47
ADAPT Dealing With a Changing Landscape7:23
ENGAGEMENT Find a Way to Humanize Your Brand4:29
EXPOSURE You Are an Expert in Your Domain4:09
GROWTH Pay Close Attention to User Feedback4:43
INTERACTION Surprise and Delight Your Customers5:49
HIRING Recruiting Employees Who Can Rise to a Challenge3:52
INTUITION How to Identify a Future Success4:41
Y COMBINATOR Looking for Companies That Solve Real Problems5:40
CAPITAL What's the Best Time to Get VC Funding?6:16
Q&A The Worst Part of Starting a Business1:06