Reddit Names Michael Seibel to Board, Replacing Alexis Ohanian

The Reddit co-founder resigned last week to make way for a Black candidate

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Alexis Ohanian did something last week that was fairly unprecedented in the world of business. He resigned from the board of Reddit, the company he co-founded, so a Black candidate could take his place.

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman promised to honor Ohanian’s request and, on Wednesday, the company announced its new board member: Michael Seibel.

Seibel, a partner at Y Combinator, runs the company’s startup accelerator program—Reddit itself was funded by Y Combinator in 2005. Seibel co-founded the livestreaming company,



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