Michael Avon

Chairman, CEO & Founder

Michael Avon

Chairman, CEO & Founder

Mike has spent more than twenty years building digital media, technology and data analytics companies as an entrepreneur, operator and venture capitalist. He is currently the Chairman & CEO of ICX Media.

Prior to founding ICX Media, Mike was the CFO & Executive Vice President at Millennial Media, a leading mobile advertising platform company. He helped launch Millennial Media as a venture capitalist and later joined the company to lead its successful growth phase and IPO (NYSE: MM). At Millennial, Mike led global finance, strategy, corporate development, business development, legal, HR and corporate operations. Prior to Millennial Media, Mike was a venture capitalist at Columbia Capital where he led numerous digital media, software, communications and data/investments and assisted in the launching of several companies out of the fund. His investment portfolio at Columbia Capital included media technology and data companies such as Vubiquity, Webs (acquired by Vistaprint), SGN (acquired by MindJolt) and Millennial Media (NYSE: MM; acquired by AOL/Verizon). Earlier in his career, Mike held various operating roles in early and growth stage technology businesses and was a corporate attorney representing venture funds and early and growth stage companies across the country.

Mike is currently a Venture Partner with ABS Capital Partners, a late-stage growth equity fund, and is also on the boards of Defy Media, FactorTrust and IgnitionOne. He’s actively involved in the venture and startup communities in Washington, DC, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles as an investor, mentor and advisor. Mike graduated from University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law.

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