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Alexis Ohanian recalls the time Yahoo! told him his startup Reddit was a "rounding error" as he reacts to Yahoo

Yahoo! unveiled a new logo this Monday, an attempt at rebranding to remain in the game, and Alexis Ohanian had an interesting memory to share.

 

The Reddit co-founder shared an article that had the headline: “Yahoo redesigns its logo to remind you that Yahoo exists.”

 

The 36-year-old tech entrepreneur, who is married to Serena Williams, then recounted a time when Yahoo was a tech giant and he was just starting his company Reddit and a Yahoo executive told him during a meeting that his startup company was a “rounding error.”

 

Things turned out positively for him and Reddit became a successful platform and he now has some words of advice for Yahoo.

 

He wrote: ” Remembering the time in 2005 that @yahoo  exec told me that @reddit  was a “rounding error” compared to them and asked the room why this meeting was even happening. Fight on, founders. No one will believe in you until you believe in yourself.”

 

He added: “Believe in yourself. Believe in your team. Be grateful for the haters. Because the race is long.”

 

 

Alexis Ohanian recalls the time Yahoo! told him his startup Reddit was a "rounding error" as he reacts to Yahoo


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