Chairman of the BoardRead Short Bio
The grand prize winner of the Daily Record’s Top Innovator of the Year Award, Alexander Blass is the acclaimed American innovator and entrepreneur who invented and launched the world’s first person-to-person crowdfunding website. The technology he developed and patented has helped millions of people worldwide and spawned a $20 billion/year industry. He has traveled to over 65 countries, and appeared in numerous media outlets.
Alexander Blass is the top innovation keynote speaker at conferences across the globe, inspiring and educating employees of numerous diverse organizations worldwide including IBM, Mastercard, KPMG, Solvay, Fonterra, Saudi Aramco, CIMA, and Statoil.
Mr. Blass presently serves as CEO and Innovator-in-Chief of the Innovation Institute of America®. Earlier in his career, he was a venture capitalist, strategy consultant, and software developer. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from Oxford University in England, as well as a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was invited to serve as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School of Business.