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General Partner @
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46 Investments in 28 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
Website:
http://www.transmediacapital.com
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Chris is a founding partner of Transmedia Capital, an early stage venture fund focused on capital efficient companies that provide technology and services for digital media, entertainment, content publishing, gaming, mobile apps and online advertising. Recent investments include: Wrap, NewCo, Wish, Domo, Tappp, Real Gravity, Kiip, Percolate, Genius, Flight Car, Factory, Scan, Newsle, and Facebook. Chris was also the founder of KickLabs, one the top rated technology accelerators in the world.

Chris has been on the forefront of emerging technologies since the commercialization of the web. In 1997 he co-founded AdAuction, the first online media exchange; the precursor to auction based and dynamic pricing platforms for online media. Chris was instrumental in restructuring business strategies for marketing and lead generation companies GetRelevant (acquired by Lycos), and Aptimus (acquired by Apollo LLC). He launched the first online independent yellow page directory, automated coupon platform, RSS advertising and content syndication system, and helped develop the first peer to peer ad delivery system. He received Ad Age's prestigious i20 award for his contributions to the development of interactive marketing and advertising. Chris has been an active adviser and investor in emerging companies for the past ten years. He was a seed investor in Omniture, the webs leading analytics company (IPO 2006), acquired by Adobe in 2009.

Chris spent more than ten years at Reebok International where he held management positions in sales and marketing and also owned one of the first sports retail chains in Southern California. For twenty years, Chris was distance runner completing multiple marathons and ultra marathons. Today he is an avid cyclist, golfer, and skier. True to his passion for health and fitness, he serves on the board of Body Ami, a producer of organic health products.

Chris co-founded The Last Mile with his wife Beverly, a program that helps bridge the gap between the nation's penal system and the technology business sector. The Last Mile was first launched at San Quentin State Prison, and the program is in the process of expanding to correctional facilities throughout the United States.

Chris lives in San Francisco, with his wife and business partner, Beverly. They are focused on fitness and a sustainable lifestyle. They spend their chill time in Jackson Hole, WY.

Jobs (4)

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General Partner

Oct 1, 2014 - Current   (almost 2 years)

Co Founder

Jan 6, 2010 - Current   (over 6 years)
Past
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Company
Nov 14, 2009
Apr 9, 2013
Founding Partner
2008
Feb 1, 2010
Co-founder
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2016undisclosed amount / Convertible Note
May, 2016$4.2M / Venture (Lead)
Mar, 2016$2M / Series A
Mar, 2016$6.05M / Venture
Mar, 2016$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$2.1M / Seed
Sep, 2015$12.7M / Series B
Sep, 2015$950k / Seed
Jul, 2015$2.2M / Seed
May, 2015$40M / Series C
Apr, 2015$19.4M / Series B
Apr, 2015undisclosed amount / Seed
Feb, 2015$1.7M / Seed
Feb, 2015$13.5M / Series B
Nov, 2014$3.5M / Series A
Oct, 2014undisclosed amount / Series B
Aug, 2014$2.7M / Seed
Mar, 2014$24M / Series B
Jan, 2014$2M / Venture
Dec, 2013$759.26k / Venture
Nov, 2013$8.2M / Series A
Nov, 2013$200k / Series A
Oct, 2013$1.85M / Series A
Oct, 2013$7M / Series A
Jul, 2013$3.7M / Series A
Jun, 2013$1.65M / Series A
May, 2013undisclosed amount / Series A
Mar, 2013$3.2M / Series A
Oct, 2012$6.5M / Series A
Aug, 2012$2.1M / Series A
Jun, 2012$7.9M / Series A
Jun, 2012$750k / Convertible Note
Feb, 2012$1.7M / Seed
Jan, 2012$40M / Series C
Dec, 2011$1.5M / Seed
Nov, 2011$350k / Venture
Sep, 2011$1.9M / Convertible Note
Aug, 2011$565k / Angel
Jul, 2011$33M / Series A
Apr, 2011$1M / Convertible Note

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