Alex Mashinsky is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Celsius Network. He is most known as the inventor of VOIP, which enables billions of people around the world to use free voice over the internet for free. After years of entrepreneurship, Mashinsky gravitated towards investing in startups. As one of the leading evangelists of web-based exchanges, he has raised over $1 billion in venture and private equity funds to help position his startups as leaders in their fields. He is a prolific inventor and a business strategist who has a long history with high tech, evidenced by his robust intellectual property portfolio.