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
Alex is a serial entrepreneur and founder of seven New York City-based
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 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.