E67 - VOIP Inventor, CRYPTO Investor, 34 patents and +$1B In Raised Funds! - Alex Mashinsky
Celsius is a decentralized lending and borrowing for cryptocurrencies. coin holders earn interest and borrow dollars against their coins
The Wallet That Pays You Back
Deposit coins. Borrow dollars against your crypto. Earn interest.
Alex Mashinsky - CEO Celsius Network
7X Founder +120 VC investments, 34 patents, +$1B in raised funds and +$3B in exits. CEO of www.GoverningDynamics.com , interested in investing and advising Crypto and marketplace startups. looking to scale blockchain and cryptocurrency companies.
Alex is one of the inventors of VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) with a foundational patent dating back to 1994 and is now working on MOIP (Money Over Internet Protocol) technology. Over 35 patents have been issued to Alex, relating to exchanges, VOIP protocols, messaging and communication. As a serial entrepreneur and founder of seven New York City-based startups, Alex has raised more than $1 billion and exited over $3 billion. Alex founded two of New York City’s top 10 venture-backed exits since 2000: one of his first comapnies, Arbinet, IPO’d in 2004 with a market capitalization of over $750 million; and another venture, Transit Wireless, was valued at $1.2 billion at the time of exit.
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 patents that cover aspects of the Smart Grid, ad exchanges, Twitter, Skype, App Store, Netflix streaming concept and many other popular web companies. Additionally, Arbinet’s fundraising story was featured as a case study in 2001 by Harvard Business School.