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Chris Altchek

Chris Altchek

Founder, CEO


I am one of the founders and the current CEO of Mic, where we rethink the world.





2015 Levo 100 Honoree: Entrepreneurs

Levo 100 celebrates inspiring Millennials who are transforming the world as we know it. The Entrepreneurs category recognizes those who see opportunity and build solutions—founders and leaders who are in pursuit of passion and follow their vision.

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Co-founder, CEO

Mic’s approach to news is as unique as our generation. We’re founded on a simple idea: Young people deserve a news destination that offers quality coverage tailored to them. Our generation will define the future. We are hungry for news that keeps us informed and helps us make sense of the world. Each month, 30 million people rely on Mic to stay informed.

The Future of Digital Journalism

I spoke at WGBH about PolicyMic and the future of online journalism.

Goldman Sachs

Investment Banking Analyst

Previously, I was an analyst in the Industrials Investment Banking group at Goldman.

My Advice for Entrepreneurs

Number one, be sure to pursue a project you're passionate about. Second, the clock is always ticking. Third, only work with people you really like.
Lastly, corporate training can be invaluable for this type of project - you learn how to present, interact with lawyers, corporate speak.

Read the full interview here.

2014 Forbes's 30 Under 30

Along with my co-founder Jake Horowitz, I was featured as one of the 30 individuals who are building the media companies of tomorrow.

Read more here.

Harvard University

Social Studies