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Transmedia Capital

An Early-Stage Venture Fund

Transmedia Capital is a top performing technology venture fund providing
deep domain expertise, operating experience, and advisory relationships.

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Market Strategy

Mobile technologies and business cloud applications taking both horizontal or vertical approaches.
Business Intelligence / Enterprise
Commerce / Marketplaces
Media / Content
Sales / Marketing
Social / Messaging

 

Technical founders with genuine inspiration
US-headquartered companies post beta / market launch
Defensible approaches utilizing data, economies of scale and network effects
Leaders with strong communication skills who can recruit and build strong teams
Raising less than $5 million in current financing

 

 

Personalized Attention: We always put the founder first. We pride ourselves on responsiveness and want to be the first person you call for help or candid feedback

 

Operating Experience: We’re entrepreneurs at heart and have built successful businesses before. We provide value add business, product and strategic advice

 

Unparalleled Network: We have strong relationships with strategic partners in many industries and capital providers across all sectors and stages. We relentlessly help you with business development, corporate development, capital raising and recruiting

The TMC partners are actively involved in socially responsible programs, promoting entrepreneurship and diversity within the technology business sector. Chris Redlitz is the co founder of The Last Mile, an entrepreneurship and technology training program within the California Department of Corrections, providing incarcerated people a path to successful reentry. Many TMC companies have donated their time and effort to help make The Last Mile an effective answer to the high recidivism rates in the United States.

 

Team

As long time serial entrepreneurs, Chris and Peter understand the many challenges and obstacles founders must face and overcome in order to be successful.

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When Josh James traveled to the Bay Area in 2000, seeking funding for a web analytics company he had founded, he spoke at length with a venture capitalist about his plans for growth. The conversation was going well, Mr. James recently recalled, until the investor asked where he was based. “As soon as I told him I was from Utah, he literally, without saying a word, turned around and walked

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Lively co-founder Shobin Uralil likes to describe the health savings account as the “401(k) for healthcare” — but that it’s woefully underused as an investment vehicle like a

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There’s no shortage of startups building their brands around AI for enterprise. And within the enterprise, few spaces are as competitive as AI-powered voice analytics. TalkIQ is the latest company in the space to carry home a large round of financing with promise. With $14 million in Series A funding, the TalkIQ team is hoping its proprietary tech stack and engineering-heavy team will give it a

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Gigster is shifting from letting anyone outsource full-stack app development to building next-gen tech projects for big companies. If an enterprise needs machine learning and vision, data visualization, blockchain, React or Swift work done and doesn’t want to hire full-time employees, Gigster assembles a squad of freelancers and guarantees the work at a fixed

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Phil Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based end-to-end prescription management and delivery service connecting patients with local pharmacies, raised $10M in

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Data Never Sleeps 5.0 is the fifth annual version of Domo’s infographic on what happens on the internet in a single

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Solon, OH and San Francisco, CA — RangeMe, an online platform that connects retailers with suppliers with new products has recently been acquired by Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM), a company that assists buyers and suppliers by providing services such as category development and planning as well as product

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WARRIORS – THE NBA’S GOLDEN CHILD OF SILICON VALLEY Warriors – The NBA’s golden child of Silicon Valley 9 Hours Ago | 02:04 At first glance, Slyce looks quite familiar in Silicon Valley. It's a small software start-up with $2 million of funding and a 29-year-old founder aiming to redefine modern

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A few New York City restaurants that are idle during the daytime are getting a boost to their traffic, thanks to a service that turns otherwise empty dining rooms into makeshift work

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Today Domo announced that L'Oréal, the world's largest cosmetics company and world's third largest advertiser, has chosen Domo to optimize the performance of its thousands of digital properties and campaigns across web, social networks and online

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Snap shares began trading more than 40% higher than its original IPO price this morning — opening at $24 per share — as the company made its debut as a publicly-traded company on the

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For spouses-turned-co-founders in the same startup, lines between work and home can

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The New York-based financial giant invested $10 million in Boston-based LevelUp, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, which suggests Chase is much more interested in LevelUp's technology than the partnership the two companies originally

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Wish, the affordable mobile-friendly shopping app that’s second only to Amazon in online mobile retail, is raking in venture capital. The company raised $500 million in their last round in November, which was on top of the first $500 million Wish raised two years

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Today, for instance, Domo is crashing competitor Tableau's conference in Austin, Texas — offering attendees free donuts and tickets to a party space that Domo rented across the street, and which will play host to performances from rappers Flo Rida and Snoop Dogg during

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Wish, a San Francisco-based company whose e-commerce mobile app that’s taken off in the U.S. and Europe by making it easy to buy everything from slippers to jackets to cosmetic brushes for rock-bottom prices, is raising $500 million in new funding at a valuation higher than its previous valuation of $3.5 billion but lower than $5 billion, reports

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Two Tap announced record growth data and launched Two Tap Crossborder, the first fully automated service that allows consumers outside of the U.S. to order products from American retailers just as easy as buying locally in their own country. U.S. retailers can now expand global sales to shoppers anywhere in the world without making any changes to their existing infrastructure. Retailers that sign

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DALLAS – Shop.org today announced from the keynote stage of Retail’s Digital Summit the group’s Digital Commerce Startup of the Year competition winner. After being named a finalist in July, RangeMe was chosen by a group of retail industry leaders as the winner of the annual competition. RangeMe is an online marketplace that streamlines new product discovery between suppliers and

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Automating the work of data scientists will dramatically lower the cost of artificial intelligence and make it easier for business people without advanced tech skills to make use of the latest in business intelligence, says entrepreneur and investor Nova Spivack. His latest startup, Bottlenose, released a new platform on Tuesday that Mr. Spivack says is a step in that direction. “We saw a

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Today, Two Tap announced record growth data and launched Two Tap Crossborder, the first fully automated service that allows consumers outside of the U.S. to order products from American retailers just as easy as buying locally in their own country. U.S. retailers can now expand global sales to shoppers anywhere in the world without making any changes to their existing infrastructure. Retailers

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Finding the time to be out of the office can be near impossible for busy executives and entrepreneurs.  The brutal truth is that we all deal with this quandary. We know that our business won't succeed unless we get out of the office, to networkand learn from experts. The marketing world is changing faster than ever before. Racing to stay ahead of the trends can be arduous, and difficult

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SILICON SLOPES, Utah – August 1, 2016 – Domo today announced it has been named the number one business intelligence solution by GetApp, a Gartner company, in GetApp’s quarterly report. GetApp’s independent ranking of category vendors serves as a guide for business decision makers who are trying to get a look at the leading cloud-based category software. The GetApp ranking takes into

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SAN FRANCISCO -- For a growing number of sports stars, the game isn't over once they sink that last-second three-pointer or hit that walk-off home run. As the tech industry booms, more cash-flush professional athletes are turning their attention to Silicon Valley. The Warriors' Stephen Curry and former New York Yankees player Derek Jeter have founded their own startups, while Carmelo Anthony of

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Here is the surest sign yet that Snapchat is growing up: Alcohol brands are starting to advertise on the mobile app in significant numbers after overcoming fears of marketing on the teen-friendly platform. Anheuser-Busch InBev broke the seal in May 2015 when it ran ads in Snapchat's "Stories" section that were tied to a Bud Light-branded event. And the pace of alcohol advertising has

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Truebill, a graduate of the most recent Y Combinator class, recently raised $1.4 million in seed capital, bringing its total funding to $1.75 million. The company helps consumers discover what services they pay for on a recurring basis, both wanted and not. It also helps its users rid themselves of the chaff. You could call the company a response to the growth of the subscription economy. I

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Work is changing. The freelance economy is growing as the share of work being done by freelance contractors increases. This is good news for companies who now have more choice and access to resources. This is great news for workers who now have more options as demand for freelancing grows. The freelance model allows for freedom and near-real-time flexibility. Freelancers have more control over

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Tappp, a startup that enables partners to offer streaming services via subscription and pre-paid payment options, this week announced it has raised $4.2 million in a round led by Accomplice, along with participation from Transmedia and individual investors such as Mike Baker, Gina Garrubbo, and Keith

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RangeMe, an online marketplace that connects retailers with products and suppliers and streamlines the product discovery process, has raised $4m in a funding round led by Simon Equity Partners, Freestyle Capital and Transmedia Capital. RangeMe - which has teamed up with FoodNavigator-USA's publisher William Reed Business Media to help facilitate new product discovery at The

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Airbnb has “acqui-hired” the majority of the team behind ChangeCoin, the blockchain company that developed the social Bitcoin tipping service ChangeTip, Quartz reported last week, citing “four people with knowledge of the deal” as sources. “Acqui-hired” refers to hiring the key staff of a company in block, as opposed to purchasing the company and its intellectual

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Dil Mil Inc. Chief Executive KJ Dhaliwal saw Tinder wasn’t working for his friends and family. He realized apps like Tinder, Hinge and Coffee Meets Bagel weren’t inclusive of the needs of the South Asian community, where dating can be taboo and arranged marriages still occur. Mr. Dhaliwal said 90% of South Asians marry within their own community and those users needed their own

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Loverly, a New York-based bridal search engine, just raised $2 million in Series B funding. The new round of investment brings the company’s total raise to $6.97 million. The investment round was led by Hunt Technology Ventures, LP with participation from Montage Ventures, GrowthX, Transmedia Capital, 645 Ventures, Great Oaks Capital and Female Founders

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Percolate CEO and co-founder Noah Brier and President and co-founder James Gross join Deirdre Bolton on Fox Business' "Risk & Reward" to talk about the future of advertising, the evolution of marketing technology, and Percolate's emergence as The System of Record for

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NewCo, a San Francisco-based company that produces city-like festivals that acquaint attendees with local businesses, has raised roughly $4.3 million in fresh funding, shows anew SEC filing that states the outfit has raised just north of $6 million to date. Cofounder and CEO John Battelle tells us larger number includes an earlier convertible note that’s been turned into equity.

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Last week, toward the end of a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, GGV Capital managing director Hans Tung took the stage to interview one of his portfolio CEOs, Peter Szulczewski of Wish. With an increasingly boisterous crowd as their background, Tung managed to ferret out lots of fascinating  information from the highly personable Szulczewski, who looked very much the part of

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Whether you're starting a new job or gearing up to launch your own business, chances are you're all ears for some good advice. And who better to dish out must-know tips than women who have been crushing the game for years? So, get fired up to take over the world (or at the very least—your company) with these pearls of working-girl

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In the digital age, loyalty programs are getting an overhaul. Today’s example is an alliance between mobile rewards company Kiip and fast-food chain Taco Bell, which has created a loyalty program dubbed Taco Bell

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Spotify, the popular music streaming app with 75 million users, wants to ramp up its profile as a platform for more than just music listening. And to that end, it has linked up with Genius, the startup that annotates music lyrics and other online content, to provide backstory and commentary that pop up as you stream tracks on Spotify. The partnership will kick off with a free hip hop

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As the words poured out of Peter Szulczewski’s mouth, I thought he must be pulling my leg. “We think we’re going to be the second or third trillion-dollar-a-year marketplace,” Szulczewski, the CEO of shopping app Wish, told me. His company operates a family of e-commerce apps that sells a giant assortment of products at bargain-basement prices. “We think Alibaba will be first and

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Send Gigster your app idea and it sends you back that app. No coding. No hiring. No wrangling freelancers. Just a fundamental shift in how software gets built. That’s why Andreessen Horowitz has led a new $10 million Series A for Gigster just 18 weeks after its launch. The lauded venture firm was impressed with Gigster’s artificial intelligence engine. It converts a client’s product

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Bottlenose, the Enterprise Intelligence™ platform, was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ Performance Index, a premier study delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. The Entrepreneur study noted Bottlenose as a company that exemplifies growth, not just in top and

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Maybe you haven't heard of Wish, the five-year-old e-commerce startup. But all the major e-commerce players have. Sources close to the company say that Amazon and Alibaba have talked about buying it in the past year. And the price they're talking about is jaw-dropping. The most interesting rumor is that Amazon recently offered $10 billion in cash for Wish — and

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SpotX and clypd are developing a joint solution for media owners to manage the sale of all forms of television assets and video inventory. The two also announced a strategic partnership with TiVo Research, enabling SpotX to match digital video audiences against TiVo Research's 2.5 million households. The pairing of SpotX's digital video platform and clypd's linear TV platform will

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The concept of ordering food online and picking it up at the restaurant isn’t a new phenomenon. Restaurants have exercised this concept for years. But ordering and paying online via mobile and picking up in-restaurant, is the next big thing. And it’s only just begun. It’s one space every major player in the mobile payments industry is vying to gain more market share of. To gain some

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According to a recent US Census Bureau report, the country’s retail e-commerce sales, adjusted for seasonal variation, grew 4.2% over the year to $83.9 billion during the second quarter this year. Total retail sales during the same period grew 1.6% to $1,171.5 billion. Billion Dollar Unicorn player ContextLogic appears to be reaping the full benefits of this growing

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EaseCentral, a San Francisco-based startup that helps insurance brokers provide HR and insurance services online, has lined up $2.1 million in seed funding to broaden its reach. EaseCentral already works with 1,000 insurance brokers nationwide, who cumulatively serve 10,000 employers with 300,000 staffers — about 30 per company — according to the startup, which is taking a broker-friendly

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Spontaneous mobile experiences should be as effortless as possible, and the process of navigating the app store to download a company’s native app can often miss a user’s attention span. So goes the thinking with Wrap, which focuses on helping companies create highly interactive bite-sized mobile web experiences for its users to engage with. The company announced Thursday that it

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In an ongoing effort to bring more media brands onto its Discover platform—and boost advertising revenue—Snapchat has struck deals with Mashable, IGN, andTastemade. But this time, the app will not be removing partners to make room for the new additions, unlike when it introduced BuzzFeed last

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Eric Greenberg, a former billionaire, is the loudest rich guy in any room. With a salesman's pushing patter, he speaks and speaks and speaks, raising his emphasis, until his voice hits a crescendo — and then, backing away from his own force, he quiets a little before starting again. You can't get in a word edgewise, and most of the time his patter is so tight and so compelling that you don't

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When the Washington Post covers the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday night, it will give readers a voice by letting them annotate the debate transcript as it unfolds. In the first partnership of its kind, the Post will be using the annotation service Genius to mark up the transcript in real time—adding color commentary and context, and allowing readers to do the

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Got a startup idea? That and some cash is all you need to get a fully functional app built for you by Gigster. Launching today, Gigster is a full-service development shop, rather than a marketplace where you have to manage the talent you find. Just go to Gigster’s site, instant message with a sales engineer, tell them what you want built, and in 10 minutes you get a guaranteed quote for what

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Domo, provider of the world’s first business management platform, was chosen as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers,” a selection of the world’s most innovative

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StatSocial, the premier provider of social audience data, today announced an integration partnership with Bottlenose, the Stream Intelligence™ platform. Through this partnership, Bottlenose now offers real-time insights across more than 35,000 demographic and lifestyle segments. This partnership marks a transition in the way analysts can leverage social media platforms, with rich context now

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SILICON SLOPES, UT -- Domo, provider of the world's first business management platform, today announced it was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award at the 13th Annual American Business Awards, the nation's premier business awards

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Genius is getting that much closer to its mission of annotating the Web. Today the company is releasing an API that lets app developers access its huge database of annotations and

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Calling me from London, Noah Brier is exhausted. “I like to play a game of, how long can I keep going,” he tells me. But the New Yorker has to make the trip a lot. His startup, Percolate, has 15 people in London now, and some of his biggest clients are across the pond, too, like Unilever, the $130 billion consumer

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Earlier this week, startups including human resources software provider Zenefits and financial technology company Affirm raised hundreds of millions of dollars in funding, increasing scrutiny on the state of private capital markets and the multi-billion dollar valuations that are being placed on

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Marketing platform Percolate is announcing today a $40 million score so it can continue its life’s mission of serving as “the System of Record” for

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Clypd, a Boston-area startup that wants to make TV advertising more like its digital cousin by incorporating programmatic ad selling, has raised a $19.4 million Series B round, the company announced

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Domo Inc. has decided its business management platform is ready for prime time and raised $200 million from investors at a $2 billion valuation to bankroll its next act: scaling sales. The five-year-old company counts more than 1,000 customers and hit an annual revenue run rate of $50 million in December 2014, but sales

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This May 13-14, NewCo is coming back to New York City – and our lineup is as strong as ever. This will mark our third annual NewCo Festival in New York, and we’re busy dotting the i’s, crossing the t’s, and getting ready to launch the schedule (it should go live Monday, March

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MasterCard is partnering with mobile advertising network Kiip to delight consumers with more of the credit card company’s Priceless Surprises via a standalone mobile application, affirming that marketers are leveraging mobile as the go-to channel for surprise moments and personalized

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We are very excited to announce that Visa has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TrialPay. We will be joining forces with the world’s leading payment company, extending our vision from 2006 to make transactions more profitable for merchants and consumers alike. As the worlds of commerce and payments continue to merge, combining Visa’s incredible payments footprint with TrialPay’s

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I’ve been the CEO of multiple start ups, and it is refreshing to have investors that have walked in my shoes. TMC has definitely walked the path.

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Amongst Scan's many investors, you are the most influential, best to work with, and most valuable, and you always rank at the top of every list. Thank you for being such a great example.

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We couldn't have asked for a better partner than Transmedia Capital. Chris and Peter were always happy to help, and they provided crucial support on initiatives like building our mobile app and exploring ad opportunities.

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TMC supported me in my first venture backed company, and they are supporting me again. They appreciate my hard work and vision, and I appreciate their unwavering support.

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TMC's domain experience and connections in the digital media sector were very helpful as we grew our enterprise business. They brought a seasoned approach to the board room and helped us think through tough decisions.

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We have a very strong group of investors, providing strategic advice, introductions, and very honest feedback. TMC is always willing to step up to the plate.

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