Vonage /v??n?d?/ is a publicly held Internet telephony service provider, providing business and residential telecommunication services based on voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Holmdel Township, New Jersey. As of 2014, Vonage reported approximately 2.5 million subscriber lines, in conjunction with mobile application services. Through a series of recent acquisitions, Vonage, previously a consumer-focused service provider, expanded its presence in the business marketplace. The company was originally called Min-X.com and was based in Melville, New York. Jeffrey Citron, former CEO and majority shareholder at DatekOnline, was the first major investor in the early development stages. In October 2000, Citron invested $1 million as seed capital.