Mr. Philip Herget is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at Ardent Venture Partners. Mr. Philip Herget was a Co-Founder and served as Managing Partner at Avonlea Capital. He serves as Board Member at Blacklynx. He also serves as Board Member at ICX Media & Advisor at Ubiquitilink. He also served as Special Advisor at Columbia Capital. He is also an Angel Investor. He joined Columbia Capital in 1992 and focuses primarily on media and communications investments, both services and technologies. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Vubiquity, Overture Networks, Hillcrest Laboratories, Imagine Communications and Tilera Corporation. 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, 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), and Torrent Networking Technologies (acquired by Ericsson). In 1993, Phil joined Telular Corporation as its Chief Financial Officer where he led the company through an initial public offering, returning to Columbia Capital in 1994. Prior to joining Columbia Capital, he served in various financial management positions for Energy Service Company, Energy Insurance International, Marsh & McLennan, and Lloyd's of London broker C.T. Bowring & Co. in London, England. Phil serves on the College Foundation Board of Trustees of the University of Virginia and served on the Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary from 2004 to 2012. Phil received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A. from Kenan-Flager Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.