Todd Dagres (AKA Sting) is a founder and General Partner of Spark Capital. He has said that his work to bring Akamai from idea to publicly traded company was his doctoral thesis in venture capital. Todd has led Sparkâ€™s investments in Veoh Networks, Menara Networks, Verivue, EQAL, Covester, Kateeva and Intune Networks.
Todd was previously a General Partner and Executive Committee Member at Battery Ventures. There he led the Communications Investment practice while focusing on the media, entertainment and communications industries. Some of his investments at Battery include Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM), Qtera (acquired by Nortel Networks), XCOM (acquired by Level 3 Communications), Redstone (acquired by Siemens), River Delta Networks (acquired by Motorola), Broadbus Technologies (acquired by Motorola), Arbor Networks and Cedar Point Communications.
Todd was also a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management for a number of years, where he taught a course entitled â€œNew Enterprise.â€ His entertainment and media endeavors include establishing two film and television production companies (Prospect Pictures and Ealing Studios) that together have produced over 10 films and TV shows since 2003.
Prior to Battery Ventures, Todd was Principal and Senior Technology Analyst at Montgomery Securities; Senior Technology Analyst and Vice President at Smith Barney/Robinson Humphrey; Vice President of Communications at the Yankee Group; and Business Development Manager for Networks and Communications at Digital Equipment Corporation.
Todd Dagres holds an MBA from Boston University and a BS in psychology from Trinity College, Hartford, CT.