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Colorado State University, BA
Computer Information Systems

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CEO and Co-Founder

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AWelch on Photobucket

Alex Welch

Alex is the Co-Founder and ex-CEO of Photobucket. He currently is a Co-Founder and CEO of Lasso Media, a request based sharing network.

As CEO of Photobucket, he was responsible for developing the overall vision, strategy and product roadmap for the company. In 2003, Alex and his Co-Founder Darren Crystal observed that e-commerce and social networking users were in need of an easy-to-use centralized “hub” to store and publish images.

Prior to founding Photobucket, Alex was a software engineer at Level 3 Communications where he was responsible for developing advanced networking software and services.

Alex received his BS degree from Colorado State University, with an emphasis in Computer Information Systems.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Lasso Media 9/2012Convertible Note$1.25M4 3/2012Seed$1M3
Slime Sandwich 10/2009Seed$1M4
SweetLabs 9/2008Series A$3.5M6
DanceJam 5/2007Angel$1M8



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