This fascinating 2005 interview explores how Reddit was born, highlighting Paul Graham’s key role

This fascinating 2005 interview explores how Reddit was born, highlighting Paul Graham’s key role ...

Reddit has grown into an Internet phemonenon — ‘the front page of the Web’ — but, like all startups, it had to begin somewhere and this fascinating 2005 video interview with founders Steve Huffman, Alexis Ohanian and Y Combinator’s Paul Graham (who provided mentoring and investment) fills in a lot of details about how it started and developed early on.

We already know that the idea for the site came from a discussion Graham had with the duo after they unsuccessfully pitched him a food ordering idea, but there’s more. The video — recorded by Reddit user ‘Boondoggle’ — is nearly 20 minutes long, but it is a worthwhile watch for fans of Reddit and anyone with a general interest in startup stories.

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