Leadership During COVID-19: Fireside Chat with Alexis Ohanian and Katelin Holloway
Fireside Chat: 9:15 am – 9:35 am PT
Cofounder, Managing Partner
Alexis was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD. He’s written a national bestselling book, Without Their Permission, has long advocated for the open internet, STEM education, and paid family leave. Alongside Garry Tan, he co-founded Initialized Capital—a seed stage venture fund with over $500M under management and a portfolio with $36B in market value so far). Alexis also co-founded Reddit, sold it to Conde Nast, then returned in 2014 as Executive Chairman to help lead the turnaround of the now independent company. Reddit was last valued at $3B.
Katelin is an investing partner at Initialized Capital in San Francisco, focused on funding and supporting culture-first entrepreneurs in the family tech, HR tech, and female health tech industries. Having spent the previous 10 years as a People & Culture executive at various startups, Katelin is a thought leader in corporate culture, belongingness, and pioneering employee-first practices. Before transitioning to Initialized Capital, she served as the VP of People & Culture at Reddit, helping grow the company from 70 to nearly 700 employees globally. She’s been credited with some of tech’s biggest game-changing parental inclusion initiatives.