Ryan Born

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Ryan Born
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Emory University
Occupation Template:Unbulleted list
Known for Innovation, entrepreneurship

Ryan Born is an Internet entrepreneur best known as the founder and CEO of YouTube rights management company AdRev.[1] Born is quoted in media sources as a commentator on entrepreneurship, especially as related to venture capital-backed startups in Southern California.[2]

Early career

Born started his career working for corporations including Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and was VP of Finance for WireImage.com[2] when that firm was acquired by Getty Images for $200 Million[3] Born later Angel invested in Internet Marketing, Inc. and NewCondosOnline.com and then worked as this startup’s CFO before embarking on the founding of multiple companies[2] including AdRev.


Born is a serial entrepreneur having founded and headed multiple startup companies and launched several independent brands in media-related software. In 2008 Born founded AudioMicro,[4] a database of royalty free music and sound effects.[5] AudioMicro received first round funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson in 2008,[6] and second round funding from Fotolia in 2011.[7] Zealot Networks purchased a majority stake in AudioMicro for $20 Million in 2014.[8][9] In 2010, Born founded Audioo, a service that lets people publicly share their voicemail messages.[10][11] Born also launched ImageCollect (a celebrity picture micro-marketplace) in 2011.[12]


Born is the founder and CEO of AdRev, a service that provides content moneization for content owners whose material is being used on YouTube,[13] and administers music copyrights and monetization on 25+ million YouTube videos.


  1. "The Evolving YouTube Economy: Why AdRev Acquired DashGo". SonicScoop. 17 December 2014. http://www.sonicscoop.com/2014/12/17/the-evolving-youtube-economy-why-adrev-acquired-dashgo/. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Ryan Born – Founder of AudioMicro". ideamensch. 21 January 2010. https://ideamensch.com/ryan-born/. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  3. "Getty snaps up WireImage". Hollywood Reporter. 23 February 2007. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/getty-snaps-up-wireimage-130770. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  4. "A Short Fall Conversation With AudioMicro´s Ryan Born on Microstock Audio". stockphototalk. 22 October 2008. http://www.stockphototalk.com/phototalk/2008/10/audiomicro_ryan.html. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  5. "Interview of Ryan Born, Founder of Audioo". 22 October 2008. http://www.thestartupangel.com/2011/08/26/interview-of-ryan-born-founder-of-audioo/. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  6. "AudioMicro Gets First Funding Round From DFJ Frontier". Gigaom. 22 October 2008. https://gigaom.com/2008/10/22/audiomicro-gets-first-funding-round-from-dfj-frontier/. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  7. "Stock Photo Company Fotolia Pumps $750,000 Into Stock Music Site AudioMicro". Techcrunch. 1 February 2011. https://techcrunch.com/2011/02/01/stock-photo-company-fotolia-pumps-750000-into-stock-music-site-audiomicro/. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  8. "Danny Zappin’s Zealot Networks Takes Majority Stake in AudioMicro". The Video Ink. 18 December 2014. http://www.thevideoink.com/news/danny-zappins-zealot-networks-buys-content-licensing-firm-audiomicro/. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  9. "Maker Studios Founder Danny Zappin Is Back in Business and Buying Companies. Here’s His First Deal.". re/code. 18 December 2014. http://recode.net/2014/12/18/maker-studios-founder-danny-zappin-is-back-in-business-and-buying-companies-heres-his-first-deal/. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  10. "Privacy Death Watch: Two Startups Want To Make Your Email And Voicemail Public". businessinsider. 10 June 2010. http://www.businessinsider.com/privacy-death-watch-two-startups-want-to-make-your-email-and-voice-mail-public-2010-6. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  11. "Not Disruptive Enough: Audioo Up For Sale". techcrunch. 1 November 2010. https://techcrunch.com/2010/11/01/not-disruptive-enough-audioo-up-for-sale/. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  12. "Eight Months After Launch, ImageCollect Offers More Than 3.7 Million Celebrity Pictures". techcrunch. 15 November 2011. https://techcrunch.com/2011/11/15/eight-months-after-launch-imagecollect-offers-more-than-3-7-million-celebrity-pictures/. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  13. "5 Questions with CEO Ryan Born of AudioMicro/AdRev". manattdigitalmedia. 5 January 2015. http://www.manattdigitalmedia.com/5-questions-with-ceo-ryan-born-of-audiomicroadrev-exclusive-qa/#sthash.4O5EpYmV.y8v0stg6.dpbs. Retrieved 17 April 2015.