Alex Mashinsky

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Alex Mashinsky
CoFounder & CEO


Alex is one of the inventors of VOIP (Voice Over IP) with a foundational patent dating back to 1994 and is now working on MOIP (Money Over IP) technology.

Alex is a serial entrepreneur and founder of seven startups, raising more than $1 billion and exiting over $3 billion. Alex founded two of New York City’s top 10 venture-backed exits since 2000:
Arbinet, with a 2004 IPO that had a market capitalization of over $750 million; and Transit Wireless, valued at $1.2 billion. Alex has received numerous awards for innovation, including being
nominated twice by E&Y as ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, in 2002 & 2011; Crain’s 2010 Top Entrepreneur; the prestigious 2000 Albert Einstein Technology medal; and the Technology Foresight Award for Innovation (presented in Geneva at Telecom 99).

As one of the pioneers of web-based exchanges, Alex authored over 35 patents that cover aspects of the Smart Grid, ad exchanges, Twitter, Skype, App Store, Netflix and many other popular web companies.


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