Avner Ronen

Avner Ronen
CEO and Co-Founder, Boxee


Named one of Rolling Stone’s “Agents of Change” for 2009, prior to boxee Ronen was the Head of Corporate Development and M&A for Comverse, Inc. a leading provider of software and service to Telecom service providers. Ronen was responsible for acquisitions valued at$450M, which were key to the company’s evolution from a Voicemail company to a Billing and VAS provider.

Ronen joined Comverse in2002 when they acquired Odigo, a company he co-founded in 1998. Odigo was one of the early Instant Messaging services on the web serving over8M users worldwide, and earned Ronen the 2002 honor of being a member of Crain’s 40 under 40.

Prior to Odigo Ronen served for 4.5 years in the Israeli Defense Force in the special computer unit, MAMRAM.


Landscape & Strategy, Workshop
Location: 1A21 Level:
Christine Herron (Intel Capital), Bryce Roberts (O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures), Amish Jani (FirstMark Capital), Oren Netzer (DoubleVerify), Avner Ronen (Boxee)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Whether you’re just starting a business, looking for capital, or working to outlast the market drought, this workshop is for you. Learn what goes on inside the minds of investors, how to present and defend your business, and how to land your first customers. Workshop topics will include the venture fund landscape, financing strategies, and revenue models. Read more.
Marketing & Community , Social Media
Location: 1A08 Level:
Lisa Conquergood (Picnik.com), Avner Ronen (Boxee)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 6 ratings)
In this session, we’ll give examples of companies that utilize word of mouth marketing as main touch points with their audiences and techniques for allowing customers to become brand evangelists successfully. We’ll also go through customer feedback and discuss why engagement at this level with your customers is key to growing your business – from the startup level to the corporate level. Read more.
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Awareness
  • Blue Kiwi Software
  • Ericsson Labs
  • Jive Software
  • Layered Technologies, Inc.
  • Neustar, Inc.
  • OpenText
  • Opera Software
  • Overtone
  • Qtask
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Sony Ericsson

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