Overview

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Founder @
Investments
3 Investments in 3 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Los Angeles
Website:
http://www.ryanborn.net
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Person Details

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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 WireImage.com during which time the Company was acquired by Getty Images for $208 million. After WireImage, he angel invested in Internet Marketing Inc. and NewCondosOnline.com, 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 (ImageCollect), stock music & sound effects (AudioMicro), and YouTube monetization (AdRev). In 2015, the Zealot Networks acquired a majority of the company for over $20M. Prior to Zealot's acquisition, the Company was 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 which itself was acquired by Adobe in 2014 for $800M.

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 previously served on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA).

Jobs (9)

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Founder

Nov 1, 2007 - Current   (almost 9 years)

Founder

Jul 27, 2007 - Current   (about 9 years)
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VP Finance - WireImage.com
Nov 20, 2007
Sep 15, 2015
CEO
Jul 27, 2007
Sep 15, 2015
CEO
Mar 1, 2010
Dec 1, 2010
CEO
Apr 1, 2004
Jun 30, 2007
VP Finance & Financial Controller
Apr 1, 2004
Jun 30, 2007
VP Finance & Financial Controller

Investments (3)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jan, 2008undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2006undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2006$15M / Series CPersonal Investment

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