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Phil Herget
Founder/Managing Member of Avonlea Capital

Phil Herget is Founder/Managing Member of Avonlea Capital, a venture capital firm focusing primarily on high potential internet, media, mobile, technology companies. Phil currently serves on the Board of Directors of ICX Media and BlackLynx. Phil is former Co-Managing General Partner of Columbia Capital, a venture capital/private equity firm focused on Media, Communications, Technology. Phil joined Columbia Capital in 1992 leading the firm’s growth and transition into a premier institutional investor backed investment firm.  Former Columbia portfolio companies that Phil managed include Altiga Networks (acquired by Cisco Systems), Call Technologies (acquired by 3Com), Columbia Spectrum Management (acquired by P-Com), GoAhead Software (acquired by Oracle), NMP (acquired by AppNet / Commerce One), Ocular Networks (acquired by Tellabs), Riverbed Technologies (acquired by Aether Systems), Saville Systems (NASDAQ: SAVLY subsequently acquired by ADC Communications), Taqua (acquired by Tekelec), Telular (NASDAQ: WRLS), Torrent Networking Technologies (acquired by Ericsson), Vubiquity (served as Board Chair, acquired by Amdocs).