Todd is a co-founder and General Partner of Spark Capital, focusing on early-stage investments.
Todd has led Spark’s investments in 1stdibs, Freight Farms, Jana, Kateeva, SiFive and Signpost. He also led Spark’s previous investments in Covestor (acquired by Interactive Brokers) and Verivue (acquired by Akamai).
Todd is seeking startups focused on frontier technology. This includes new technology that will transform existing consumer and enterprise markets by creating new categories of products that have the potential to change people’s lives for the better. Todd favors transformation over automation, disruption over coexistence and radical change over incremental improvement.
Todd was previously a general partner at Battery Ventures, where he led investments in Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), Arbor Networks (Donaher), Broadbus (Motorola), Redstone (Siemans), River Delta Networks (Motorola), Qtera (Nortel Networks) and XCOM (Level 3 Communications). Earlier in his career, Todd was a senior technology analyst at Montgomery Securities, Smith Barney and Yankee Group.
Todd taught as an adjunct professor at the MIT Sloan School of business and has produced several feature films, including Pretty Persuasion, Transsiberian, Invisible Hands and Nothing Left to Fear. He is on the president’s advisory board at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a member of Boston Children’s Hospital Trust Board. Todd is the co-Founder and chairman of Power Launch, which features a venture philanthropy fund and innovative programs that aim to help promising nonprofits scale and sustain their impact.
Todd holds a B.S. in Psychology from Trinity College and an M.B.A. from Boston University.