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Reddit names Y Combinator CEO Michael Seibel as Alexis Ohanian’s replacement

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Reddit has named Y Combinator CEO Michael Seibel to its board of directors. In addition to running the well-known accelerator, Seibel also co-founded the live streaming company Justin.tv before it transformed into Twitch. Justin.tv was an early recipient of Y Combinator seed money through the accelerator’s startup fund, as was Reddit. (Seibel also co-founded Socialcam and sold it to Autodesk in 2012.)

Seibel is replacing co-founder and board member Alexis Ohanian, who stepped down from the company’s board of directors last week and asked to be replaced by a black candidate. Seibel was Y Combinator’s first black partner prior to becoming CEO, and he has supported a number of initiatives to increase diversity in the tech industry,...

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