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Jeff Pulver

Vice Chairman
Greater NY area, USA
Internet Pioneer, VoIP; Entrepreneur, Investor, Strategist, Photographer, Speaker, Futurist. Helped shape the worldwide market acceptance of VoIP; Founder / co-founder of numerous startups including Alchemist, Free World Dialup, VON, Vivox, MONage and Vonage. Passionate about Blockchain. Veteran of the Tradeshow industry; producer, host, curator of events.

Known as a globally renowned Internet thought leader. In 1995 defined "VON" to stand for Voice/Video on the Net. From 1997 to 2008 he hosted/produced the VON Conferences. In 2009 started the #140conf events. Founded MONage in 2016. His work in Washington is the reason services like: FaceTime, Messenger and WhatsApp are free. Has influenced the creation of numerous other startups. Currently exploring the intersection of: Computing, AI and Communications. Strategic advisor to a number of Block chain projects.

Has invested in over 350 startups since 1998.

In 2012 Jeff adopted a lifestyle of health and wellness and dropped 120 pounds (54 kilos) along the way. Advocate of healthy living.

Mr. Pulver is committed to the future of the Internet and is featured often in the media as an expert in his field.

-- Proud Achievement: The Pulver Order --

On February 12, 2004, Mr. Pulver's petition for clarification declaring Free World Dialup as an unregulated information service was granted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This landmark decision was the first decision it made on IP communications. Now referred to as "the Pulver Order", the ruling provides important clarification that computer-to-computer VoIP service is not a telecommunications service. By doing this, the FCC delivered a strong signal to consumers and capital markets that the FCC is not interested in subjecting end-to-end IP Communications services to traditional voice telecommunications regulation under the Communications Act.