Bio: Ray has founded four companies, and enjoys the technical and business challenges of birthing totally new ideas. He started his first company, The Computer Workshop, with a friend while still in high school. It was featured on EyeWitness news and the New York Times. As a sophomore at M.I.T., Ray created a project management software package for his father's architectural firm. This project became Ray's second company, Semaphore, Inc. By 1990, it was rated No. 1 in its space by ARCHITECTURE Magazine. Ten years later, Semaphore had more than 2,500 clients and 100 employees. After Semaphore was acquired by Deltek in 2000, Ray moved from New York City to Portland, Oregon, to co-found SnapNames.com. The company invented several new ways for people to acquire domain names, and grew to more than $49 million in annual revenue by the time it was acquired by Oversee.net in 2007. Ray's current venture, AboutUs.org, is the world's largest editable index of the Web. The site offers both paid and free services for small business owners looking to drive more traffic to their websites. AboutUs.org serves three million unique visitors per month, and employs 13 people at its Portland office.