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 medium.com/@cody or @codysimms on Twitter.