Founder of FWD, the VON Coalition, Vivox, #140 Conference, and others. Cofounder of Zula and VoIP provider Vonage. Angel investments include Twitter and Foursquare.
Expertise: Social Media, Viral Internet Marketing.
Jeff Pulver is one of the pioneers of the VoIP industry. He is a globally renowned thought leader, author, and entrepreneur. In 1995 Jeff defined “VON” to stand for Voice/Video on the Net and continues today to contribute words to both the telecom and social media vernaculars.
Jeff is the founder of FWD, the VON Coalition, Vivox, and others and is the cofounder of Zula and VoIP provider Vonage. He has influenced the creation of numerous other start-ups.
Jeff is an active investor in early-stage companies with a specific focus on Israeli high-tech start-ups.
He recently has discovered health and wellness and is hosting a new conference, #140You, June 18-19, 2014, in New York. Details at:
Named by BusinessWeek as one of its 2003 Tech Gurus, Jeff 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, his petition for clarification declaring Free World Dialup as an unregulated information service was granted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This landmark decision by the FCC 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.