Reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website.

Basic Information

Reddit was founded by University of Virginia roommates Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, with Aaron Swartz, in 2005. Reddit has registered members who can submit content to the site such as links, text posts, images, and videos, which are then voted up or down by other members. Posts are organized by subject into user-created boards called "communities" or "subreddits", which cover topics such as news, politics, religion, science, movies, video games, music, books, sports, fitness, cooking, pets, and image-sharing. Submissions with more upvotes appear towards the top of their subreddit and, if they receive enough upvotes, ultimately on the site's front page. As of September 2021, Reddit ranks as the 19th-most-visited website in the world and 7th most-visited website in the U.S. See more

Legal Name


Reddit, Inc.



San Francisco, California, United States

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Core Team


Steve Huffman

Chief Executive Officer

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Y Combinator


Fidelity Management and Research Company


Vy Capital

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