Venture Capital

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A Growth Partner You Can Trust

B. Riley Venture Capital invests in late-stage private growth companies with a path towards public markets. We are not a venture fund; rather, investments are made off-balance sheet and syndicated across our institutional, banking and retail client base.

Target Investments

Our ideal target investments are later-stage venture companies with $5-$20 million in annual revenue, seeking additional funding of $10-$20 million. Our team would consider investments in larger companies or larger rounds of capital, but not as the lead investor. We are industry-agnostic with an investment horizon targeting three to five years depending upon the stage of the target.


We will backstop an investment and then syndicate to co-investors.


If you have questions or qualified targets, please contact us at


Todd Sims is President of B. Riley Venture Capital. He served as a member of RILY's Board from October 2016 to September 2020 and also sits on the board of directors of The Maven, Inc. as a designee of B. Riley Financial, Inc. Prior to B. Riley, Sims served as Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy of Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc., one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, overseeing business and corporate development for its ticketing business, AXS. Earlier in his career, Sims spent more than 15 years building Internet businesses. In the mid 1990's, he served as ESPN's executive producer of, and NASCAR Online. He also served on the management team of eCompanies, LLC, an incubator which has incubated a number of companies including Jamdat Mobile Inc. (acquired by Electronic Arts Inc.), Inc. (acquired by R.H. Donnelley Corp.) and Boingo Wireless, Inc. (initial public offering). Sims serves as an advisor to the L.A. Dodgers Tech Accelerator and is a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.