Paul is based in Washington DC but he is rarely there. My guess is that he spends more time on a plane then anywhere else. Voxiva (www.voxiva.com) is a terrific company and was introduced to me through Peter Kellner who is an investor and board member. The company tracks disease in a given area so officials can see health trends -– much like COMSTAT does with crime.
Before founding Voxiva, Paul founded IPKO – the largest Internet provider in Kosovo. He has also had stints at the Markle Foundation and the International Rescue Committee. He was the COO of Endeavor (www.endeavor.org) and was a White House speechwriter under President Clinton. He graduated from Yale Law School and went to Oxford. He was recently named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Funny story: in the early days of Voxiva, they only had the domain name of “voxiva.net” – some guy was cyber-squatting on the “voxiva.com” domain. Frustrated with always going to the wrong web page, I finally got fed up and contacted the domain squatter to buy the dot-com name myself. He wanted $20,000 but I was able to negotiate him down to $300 and immediately handed the “voxiva.com” name to its rightful owners.
Voxiva is an incredible company and I am looking forward to seeing great things from them and from Paul. See a good USA Today story at http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2004-03-08-high-low-solution_x.htm
So this was written in 2004 and now its 2010. Voxiva has done many great things – the latest being the launch of the first free mobile health texting service for Moms and Moms to be Text4Bebe or Text 4Baby.
cool! I am a big fan of what Voxiva is trying to do. congrats Paul!