Ohanian continued to work closely with Reddit as a member of its Board of Directors.
Ohanian was named the "Ambassador to the East" for early stage venture firm Y Combinator.
On December 10, 2012, Ohanian teamed up with Lester Chambers of The Chambers Brothers to launch a Kickstarter project, with the intent to make a new album titled "Lester's Time Has Come." According to Fast Company, Ohanian aimed "to prove that there are new, sustainable funding opportunities for artists now thanks to platforms like Kickstarter." On July 2, 2015, Reddit fired communications director Victoria Taylor, a well-liked administrator known for co-ordinating celebrity interviews from Reddit's New York office.
In October 2012, Ohanian teamed up with Reddit General Manager Erik Martin and embarked on the Internet 2012 Bus Tour from Denver, CO to Danville, KY to campaign for the open Internet during the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates.
One of the campaign stops spurred the idea for a possible "National Geek Day." in Washington DC.