Alex Mashinsky, Founder of the Celsius Foundation – Alex serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Celsius Foundation. Mr. Mashinsky is an Israeli-American tech entrepreneur with 30+ patents, $1B+ in raised funds and $3B+ in exit deals, and founder of several companies, including GroundLink, Transit Wireless, Elematics and Arbinet. On top of his responsibilities as a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Mashinsky is Founder and Managing Partner of Governing Dynamics, an Israeli-American, early stage, venture capital fund investing in the most promising growth companies in Israel looking to scale in the United States. Due to his extensive experience as a prolific inventor and a business strategist, Alex has been a featured speaker at over 120 international conferences. He has also made numerous TV appearances on talk shows. He has received numerous awards, notably the prestigious Albert Einstein Technology Medal in 2000, the Technology Foresight Award for Innovation (presented in Geneva at Telecom ’99) and Crain’s Top Entrepreneur Award in 2010. He has also been nominated for E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002 and 2011. Currently Alex has brought his expertise to the Celsius team. Celsius has engineered a new global platform to enable peer to peer credit lending. Individuals within the network can apply to receive instant credit from other trustworthy network members depending on their transaction history. Using an ethereum based smart contract marketplace, Celsius is providing an opportunity for everyone to participate in an ecosystem of credit lending.