Owner, Todd Klein, Inc
SWaN & Legend Venture Partners focuses primarily on companies that are building engaging brands, central to consumers’ lives, across a number of industries, as well as the B2B companies that support them. Within these categories, we are partial to transformative organizations that hold the same level of regard for employees, consumers, vendors and communities as we do. We like to be active and influential in the companies we invest in, providing guidance, support, resources and confidence to the team. We take pride in utilizing our experience, energy and deep network of friends and partners to continue to build high-growth businesses across the United States. Throughout these processes, we endeavor to be smart, experienced, curious, loyal, competitive, engaged, connected and ethical. With these attributes in mind, we strive to consistently deliver our mission, fun and profits, to our partners, companies, communities and ourselves.
Todd Klein is a successful private equity investor and author who for over twenty years has focused on building Transformative Companies--those that not only succeed but transform their industries, their markets and the world around them. Currently, he is Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of SWaN&Legend Ventures, a growth equity firm with interests in media, sports, technology and business services. Previously, he was founder and managing partner of Legend Ventures, a venture capital firm targeting New Media and Information Technology opportunities. Earlier in his career, he was a managing director and member of the investment committee of Kinetic Ventures. In aggregate, he has invested in over 130 companies and served on more than 30 boards of directors. Prior to Kinetic, he worked in corporate finance for Salomon Brothers and Chemical Banking Corporation where he completed numerous mergers & acquisitions, restructurings, public and private financings and leveraged buyouts. Todd’s professional passion is working with growing enterprises and his expertise is in evaluating and analyzing the structural, economic and strategic elements that differentiate Transformative Companies from their competitors. He is the author of Built for Change: Essential Traits of Transformative Companies, which was published in the fall of 2010. Todd is a frequent speaker on capital formation and entrepreneurship and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Boston Globe and appeared on CNNfn. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization, serving as chapter chair. He received his BBA from the University of Texas and MBA from Harvard University. Specialties: Strategy, Venture Capital Investment, Planning, Business Development, Finance