Cody is a Partner at Techstars Ventures, the venture capital arm of Techstars.

Previously, Cody was Executive Director at Techstars and head of Techstars accelerator programs in North America, which span more than 20 locations across the region and invest in over 200 startups per year. Cody joined Techstars in 2013 to launch and serve as Managing Director for the Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars, co-investing in 20 startups alongside The Walt Disney Company in 2014 and 2015.

Earlier in his career, Cody held roles including Chief Product Officer at StumbleUpon, Vice President of Product Management at Yahoo, and Product Manager at The New York Times, Sprint, and NBC Internet.

Cody holds an M.A. in Transnational Communication and Global Media from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and is a Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Kansas with a B.A. in History and East Asian Languages and Cultures with emphasis on Mandarin Chinese.

Cody resides with his family in Los Angeles and writes on the web via or @codysimms on Twitter.