Todd Matthew Burns
|Occupation||Film producer, entrepreneur, attorney|
Todd Matthew Burns is an American film producer, entrepreneur, and attorney. Todd is currently principal of a venture capital company called Activist Ventures. Before his current role, he was the managing director of a Japanese company with interests in food, technology, software, education, media, and venture capital. Todd has a history of partnering with multinational companies in private equity deals and reorganizations, high-net-worth individuals, celebrities (such as Bear Grylls), brands, and institutions in entertainment, real estate, and ventures in engineering, software and technology. He owns an interest in a film company, Mpower Pictures, where he is often credited as a producer on their film projects. Todd also is involved in many non-profit organizations as a board member.
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