Tod
Francis

Founder

In 2004 Tod co-founded Shasta Ventures to build a venture firm focused on serving the entrepreneur and a desire to back founders who leverage technology innovation to improve consumer experiences. He has backed companies such as Canva, Mint, Zwift, Tonal, Maurten, Glint, Class Dojo, Doctor on Demand and Stance. Prior to Shasta, Tod was a general partner at Trinity Ventures and began his career in consumer brand management at Johnson & Johnson. He attended Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern and earned a BA in Economics at Northwestern University. Tod relishes the adventure of helping build companies and exploring the outdoors as he is an avid kitesurfer, backcountry skier and mountain biker. While not leading new investments in the new fund at Shasta, Tod continues to oversee existing portfolio companies and help manage prior Shasta funds.

In 2004 Tod co-founded Shasta Ventures to build a venture firm focused on serving the entrepreneur and a desire to back founders who leverage technology innovation to improve consumer experiences. He has backed companies such as Canva, Mint, Zwift, Tonal, Maurten, Glint, Class Dojo, Doctor on Demand and Stance. Prior to Shasta, Tod was a general partner at Trinity Ventures and began his career in consumer brand management at Johnson & Johnson. He attended Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern and earned a BA in Economics at Northwestern University. Tod relishes the adventure of helping build companies and exploring the outdoors as he is an avid kitesurfer, backcountry skier and mountain biker. While not leading new investments in the new fund at Shasta, Tod continues to oversee existing portfolio companies and help manage prior Shasta funds.