Alex Welch graduated from Colorado State University in 1999 with a MS in Business Administration, emphasis in Computer Information Systems. Prior to CSU, Alex attending other schools in Colorado including For Lewis College and the University of Southern Colorado.
Alex creates the world’s largest internet photo site and went on to sell this company to News Corporation for $300m in 2007. He started this company in his square bedroom, writing every line of code; answering every support email; and building every server by hang for the first few years. He, along with co-founder Darren Crystal, raised over $15m in venture capital and built his company to over 100 million users and 150 employees with offices in Denver and Palo Alto.
After selling Photobucket, Alex has gone on to found and invest in many other technology companies including Kanvas (Sold to AOL), Lasso (Sold to Photobucket). He also invests in hotel real estate and local startup companies that he can help mentor. In his spare time, Alex spends time with his wife and 9 year old boy. He enjoys traveling snowboarding, racing cars and flying.