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BirthplaceNashville, TN


Emory University, BBA 2001
Accounting, Marketing, & Art History
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MAS 2002

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Ryan Born

Ryan Born

Ryan Born started his career in the Atlanta office of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Assurance and Business Advisory Services Practice where he gained experience in an array of industries. He later transferred to New York City to broaden his experience in the firm’s Tax and Legal Services division. After PwC, he served as VP of Finance and Financial Controller at during which time the Company was acquired by Getty Images for $208 million. After WireImage, he angel invested in Internet Marketing Inc. and, the largest one-stop resource for finding and comparing new condo developments, where he also served as CFO. In 2007, he relocated to Los Angeles and founded AudioMicro, Inc, which operates a network of digital content licensing marketplaces, each targeted at a specific vertical — celebrity photos, stock music, sound effects, and YouTube monetization, as well as a few fun and undisclosed web projects. The Company is backed by DFJ Frontier, part of the largest VC network in the world with over $7B under management, and Fotolia LLC, a leading stock photo marketplace with over 12 million images and counting.

Ryan graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with an undergraduate degree in Accounting/Marketing & Art history and a Studio Art minor from Emory University. In addition, he possesses a Masters of Accounting Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds an active CPA license with the State Board of Accountancy of his home state, Tennessee, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA).

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Internet Marketing Inc 1/2008Seed1
NewCondosOnline 12/2006Seed1
MediaVast 5/2006Series C$15M4
WireImage 5/2006Series C$15M4



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