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‘What a Ride!’ – Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Reacts After the Company He Invested in 12 Years Ago Goes Public

Published 09/29/2022, 5:30 AM EDT

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Serena Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian has seen his fortunes grow leaps and bounds. Apart from launching his company Reddit, Ohanian also has a successful venture capital firm, Seven Seven Six. Over the years, his investments have gone on to become a cut above the rest.

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Take the example of his NWSL team, Angle City FC. Ohanian, who is the lead investor in this team, saw the soccer club achieving a $100 million valuation recently, making it the most valuable club in the NWSL.


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Recently, he shared another success story of his investment in a California-based company.

Serena Williams’ husband is all praise for Presto

The Reddit co-founder took to Twitter to laud Presto after they went public. He said, “What a ride! I made this angel investment 12 years ago back when @rajatsuri first decided to bring technology into restaurants — and today they went public. Another decade+long “overnight” success. Keep building things people love!”

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Further, 12 years back, Presto had raised $4 million in funding from Lightbank, Alexis Ohanian, SV Angel, and others. Rajat Suri, the company’s founder and chief executive, said, “We’re at a point where restaurant owners realize that this [tablets improving the restaurant experience] is happening.” 


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Venus wants Serena to return to tennis


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Earlier this month, the younger Williams sister retired from tennis, marking the end of her illustrious career. Her last match was against Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round of the US Open. Subsequently, she made an emotional exit from the sport. However, her elder sister, Venus wants Serena to make a comeback.

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Talking about this, Serena Williams said, “She (Venus Williams) is not done yet. This is just me… She’s trying to get me, and I’m like, ‘No'”.


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Along with singles, Serena Williams also played doubles with sister Venus Williams at the US Open. However, the legendary duo made a first-round exit at the tournament.

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Vatsal Shah


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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.
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Veer Badani