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Reddit’s general manager Erik Martin departs following $50M raise

Reddit’s general manager Erik Martin departs following $50M raise

One of Reddit’s longest employees, Erik Martin, has decided to depart from his position as general manager after six years with the company.

Martin, who made the news official in a tweet this morning, was in charge of the popular community news sharing site’s biggest character-building moments, such as donating tons of money to good causes, leading the charge against bad tech policy like SOPA/PIPA, making Reddit the largest Secret Santa gift exchange in the world, and much more. Hell, Martin was even listed as one of Time’s most influential people of 2012 for his efforts with Reddit.

As far as we know, Reddit hasn’t issued an official blog post about Martin’s departure. Likewise, Martin hasn’t said much about the details of his departure, including where he’ll be going post-Reddit and why he decided to leave. VentureBeat is reaching out to both Reddit and Martin for more detail, and will update this post with any new information.

The move comes weeks after Reddit closed a massive $50 million round of funding from a handful of influential investors. Many users feared that the money would change the culture of the site, which was echoed most recently with CEO Yishan Wong’s decision to relocate remote employees to San Francisco.

reddit was founded by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005, and is an online community where users submit, vote, and comment on content, stories, and discussions. The hottest stories as determined by the community through discussio… read more »

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