Alan Schaaf is founder and CEO of Imgur, the best place to discover the magic of the Internet. Launched in 2009 when Schaaf was an undergraduate at Ohio University, Imgur is the most popular community-powered entertainment platform, reaching 250 million people across the globe. Imgur currently ranks among the top 50 Internet properties in the world, and was called "the best example yet of how a new generation of Internet users prefers to express itself" by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Under Schaaf's leadership, the company was proudly bootstrapped and profitable for five years, scaling to millions of users before finally receiving $40 million in investment from Andreessen Horowitz in 2014.
He brings over a decade of experience to Imgur as a professional coder with a focus on crafting beautiful user experiences and fostering positive online communities. Schaaf has previously been a speaker at TechCrunch Disrupt, PTTOW, A16z Summit, Collision, Web Summit, TEDxWellington, AWS re:Invent, and is a strong advocate in the battle for a free and open Internet.