Todd Wagner is a serial entrepreneur committed to a lifelong career of innovation in the media, technology, entertainment and charitable spaces.
In 1995, Todd left his role as partner in a law firm to follow his entrepreneurial instincts. With business partner Mark Cuban, he launched Broadcast.com, one of the first platforms to stream live sports, corporate events and radio stations over the internet. As CEO, he took the company public in 1998 when it set an opening-day record with shares rising 249% from offering to closing. In 1999, Broadcast.com was sold to Yahoo! for $5.7B. As a result of Broadcast.com’s success, he gained widespread media recognition, including the cover of The Wall Street Journal, Forbes 400 and Fortune’s 40 Under 40.
In 2000, he founded The Todd Wagner Foundation, which provides education, technology and enrichment programs for at-risk children. The foundation launched the MIRACLES technology program and brought KIPP charter schools and After-School All-Stars to North Texas.
In 2003, Todd co-founded 2929 Entertainment by vertically integrating a portfolio of companies in content production, distribution and exhibition: 2929 Productions, Magnolia Pictures, AXS TV and Landmark Theatres. In 2005, 2929 pioneered the practice of releasing films simultaneously in theaters, on DVD and cable with the release of Steven Soderbergh’s Bubble. Todd has produced or executive-produced over 50 films, including Oscar-nominated Good Night, and Good Luck, The Road and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Recent films include The China Hustle, Please Stand By and Serena.
Todd disrupted the charitable space by founding Charity Network in 2014, a company that harnesses the power of celebrity, media and technology to help charities develop effective awareness and fundraising campaigns.
Through Roma Fund Investments, he continues to invest in innovative companies. Recent investments include Content Partners, Pluto TV, Cause Reports and Sharecare.