Miles Gilburne has been active for more than 25 years as a venture capitalist, corporate strategist and technology lawyer in the media, communications and technology industries. He is currently a managing member of ZG Ventures, LLC, an early stage venture capital firm focused on media, information technology and bioinformatics.
Prior to forming ZG Ventures in 2000, Mr. Gilburne served for five years as senior vice president of Corporate Development for America Online, stepping down from those duties in December 1999. At AOL, Mr. Gilburne was responsible for strategic planning and for major corporate acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances. He was elected to the Board of Directors of AOL in 1999 and continued to serve on the Board of Directors of Time Warner until stepping down in May 2006. Prior to joining AOL, Mr. Gilburne was a founding partner of The Cole Gilburne Fund, an early stage venture capital fund focused on information and communications technology and a founding partner of technology and media law firms in both San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Mr. Gilburne is currently a member of the Board of Directors of SRA International, Inc., a publicly traded government services company; a member of the Board of Directors of BrainScope, a medical device company focused on assessing concussion in sports and the military; and a founding investor and member of the board of various privately held venture capital backed companies, including: ePals, connecting classrooms in 200 countries into a global community of online learners; Clearspring, a leader in Web 2.0 products and services for the distribution and sharing of content; Snag Films which aggregates and distributes documentary films over the Internet, and iSkoot, a company which creates smart networks bringing sophisticated Internet services to mobile phones.
Mr. Gilburne is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.
He received an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.