‘There Were So Many Taboos’ – Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Makes Latest Investment in a Mental Health Program



Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit and husband of Serena Williams, has created a niche for himself in the business world like no one else in the field. Since its inception, Ohanian has had plenty of success while investing in the Venture Capital firm.

Notably, his Seven Seven Six foundation has become a huge success after receiving plenty of funding and support from other companies. Recently, his foundation made a pretty huge investment for a mental health program, as Ohanian opened up about his decision to invest in this.

Alexis Ohanian talked about his latest investment

Speaking about investing in the Mental health program called the Grand, Ohanian said, “This is new territory for us. But I think back to 10 years ago, or even five years ago, there were so many taboos still around the workplace regarding mental health.“

“There are still plenty, but Covid really put mental health on notice for all of us. It created an empathy for all of us,” Ohanian further said. Later, Ohanian also shared a post on his official Twitter account, and in the caption, he wrote, “Invest in yourself, esp if you’re a founder, bc coaching will have a tremendous impact on the upward trajectory of your personal life + your professional life…”

Notably, Anita Hossain Choudhry and Rei Wang created the Grand to help people facing mental health issues in their professional lives. Moreover, this is a coaching platform with various courses for people in need. According to Forbes, Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six foundation invested around $2.6 million.

Meanwhile, even in the world of tennis, we see many notable personalities suffering from mental health issues. Particularly, players like Naomi Osaka and Bianca Andreescu have talked about it and took some lengthy breaks as well from tennis to take care of their mental health.

Serena Williams and her own businesses

While Ohanian is an established businessman, his wife Serena Williams is also making waves in the business world. Recently, her Venture Capital firm, Serena Ventures, raised around $111 million to help new entrepreneurs. Moreover, she has become very intrigued by bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in recent times. Apart from that, she has her own clothing and jewelry business, which became really popular in America.

Meanwhile, Serena is slowly getting back to her full rhythm on the tennis court. After the Wimbledon Championships, she recently announced her entry at the Cincinnati Open and the Rogers Cup to prepare for the US Open.

Notably, Serena hasn’t won a Grand Slam title since 2017, as she is still searching for her record 24th major title. Incidentally, the US Open could be her last opportunity, as she is nearing the end of her career.


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