Managing Partner, Transmedia Capital & co-founder, The Last Mile (TLM)
Chris Redlitz is the Managing Partner of Transmedia Capital, one of the best performing micro funds in Silicon Valley (focused on early stage digital media, enterprise SaaS, e-commerce, and crypto platforms), with investments in over 100 companies including Snap, Wish, Twitter, LinkedIn, AngelList, Domo and Compound. Chris has been an investor and adviser for the past 20 years and he has worked with many successful startup entrepreneurs. He received Ad Age’s prestigious i20 award for his contributions to the development of interactive marketing and advertising, and he has been a featured speaker at industry events for the last two decades. Earlier in his career, Chris was part of Reebok’s explosive growth and also owned one of the first specialty sports retail chains in Southern California. Chris was an endurance athlete, competing in marathons and ultra marathons, and he remains a health and fitness advocate.
Turn 2 U Inc. dba The Last Mile
Beverly Parenti and Chris Redlitz, launched their nonprofit, The Last Mile (TLM) in 2010 at San Quentin State Prison. The goal of TLM is to provide education and training inside prison, resulting in gainful employment for returned citizen graduates, thereby reducing recidivism. TLM has become one of the most requested prison education programs in the United States. It is the first program to offer a computer programming curriculum that teaches men and women to become software engineers. TLM is in 23 classrooms inside California, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Michigan, North Dakota and Montana correctional facilities for men and women. All TLM “Returned Citizen Graduates” are prospering personally and professionally with 0% recidivism.