Ethan Ayer Joins Milestone

Ethan Ayer has joined Milestone Venture Partners as a general partner, focused on opportunities in the digital media, wireless, software and interactive marketing sectors. His first deal for Milestone is Worktopia, an online direct booking engine for corporate meeting space. Ayer previously was a managing director with One Equity Partners. 

 

PRESS RELEASE
Milestone Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm, today announced the addition of a new General Partner, Ethan D. Ayer, a 10-year veteran of venture capital and recent Managing Director of One Equity Partners, the private equity arm of JPMorgan. He will be focusing on new media, wireless, software, and interactive marketing opportunities.  His first investment for Milestone is Worktopia, an online direct booking engine for corporate meeting space.

Prior to joining Milestone, Ayer invested over $250 million in leading IT-enabled services, next-generation communications and information security companies, including Cybertrust, Inc., which was recently acquired by Verizon Business Services. He began his career in structured finance at Merrill Lynch before joining two early-stage, New York metro-area venture capital firms. He then joined One Equity Partners. 

Edwin Goodman, co-founder of Milestone Venture Partners, said, “We feel extremely fortunate to have Ethan join Milestone. He brings diverse, complementary investment experience and greatly expands our reach within the entrepreneurial ecosystem