After graduation, Ohanian and friend Steve Huffman developed the idea of MyMobileMenu to Y Combinator. They brought up the idea of reddit.com after the company suggested coming up with the brilliant idea. He started to work as a member of Reddit Board of directors. He along with co-founder Huffman returned to Reddit full time on July 10, 2015.
Ohanian founded Breadpig, a company that produces a variety of items to plead to Greeks and gives a profit away to charity. He is no longer an active partner of Breadpig.
After the departure from Reddit in 2010, he worked in microfinance as Kiva fellow for three months. He who now serves as an advisor of Hipmunk, a travel search website assisted to launch it in 2010. In June 2010, Ohanian officially announced the establishment of Das Kapital Capital, a company which emphasis on startup investing, consulting and advising. He was also titled as ‘Ambassador of the East’ for ‘Y Combinator’. He worked as both part-time partner and full-time partner before leaving the company in 2016.
In 2010, Ohanian along with Garry Tan founded a venture capital fund named ‘Initialized Capital’. He too made an investment in startups such as Zenefits, Cruise, Instacart, and Open door.
Ohanian collaborated with Erik Martin, Reddit General Manager and begin the internet Bus Tour from Denver, CO to Danville, KY to crusade for an open internet. He was picked number one in the list of top ten most influential activists by The Daily Dot.
He designed mascots for all his companies: Reddit alien ‘Snoo’, Hipmunk chipmunk ‘Chip’, Breadpig pig with bread wings and Initialized Capital honey badger. Ohanian launched a Kickstarter project with the music legend Lester Chambers, lead singer of The Chamber Brothers on 10 December 2012 to put together the album titled ‘Lester’s Time Has Come’. They aim to support the talented singer, artist, and musician with the help of the project.
On October 1, 2013, Alexis Ohanian published a book named ‘Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed’. The book rated four on the Wall Street Journal’s best sellers list.
During summer of 2013, Ohanian hosted a weekly online series titled ‘Small Empires’. He also founded the NYPD Radio podcast on October 15, 2014. Guest such as Tim Ferriss, Cameron Russell, and James Altucher appeared on the show. Ohanian released Reddit’s new podcast titled ‘Upvoted’ on 8 January 2015.