“The numbers make the story more vivid; they’re not an alternate plot-line. Whenever there appears to be a contradiction, closer investigation exposes which premise is wrong.”

Todd Dagres

Co-founder & Partner Emeritus

Todd is a co-founder and partner emeritus of Spark Capital. 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 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 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 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 holds a B.S. in Psychology from Trinity College and an M.B.A. from Boston University.

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