Areas of Expertise

  • Business Development
  • Digital Marketing 
  • Digital Strategy
  • Market Research
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Online Advertising


  • Entertainment 
  • Financial Services
  • Venture Capital


  • Colorado College

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, Todd 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, Todd 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). Todd 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.

B. Riley Venture Capital invests in late-stage private growth companies with a path toward public markets. Investments are made off our balance sheet and syndicated across B. Riley's institutional, banking and retail client base. B. Riley Venture Capital is a wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, which provides collaborative financial services solutions tailored to fit the capital raising, business, operational, and financial advisory needs of its clients and partners. B. Riley operates through several subsidiaries that offer a diverse range of complementary end-to-end capabilities spanning investment banking and institutional brokerage, private wealth and investment management, corporate advisory, restructuring, due diligence, forensic accounting and litigation support, appraisal and valuation, and auction and liquidation services.