E25: “Angel” podcast: Chris Redlitz, General Partner of Transmedia Capital, shares success of The Last Mile program teaching tech to incarcerated populations, insights from investing/advising in 90+ startups, nurturing networks & deal flow, evolution of syndicates, urgency of smart money first, & backing founders with passion, presence & perseverance

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“Angel” podcast: Chris Redlitz, General Partner of Transmedia Capital, shares success of The Last Mile program teaching tech to incarcerated populations, insights from investing/advising in 90+ startups, nurturing networks & deal flow, evolution of syndicates, urgency of smart money first, & backing founders with passion, presence & perseverance

Show notes:

0:39 – Jason introduces season 3 of ANGEL and Chris Redlitz from Transmedia Capital.

 

2:52 – Chris talks about The Last Mile program and what it’s accomplished.

 

13:13 – Jason thanks sponsor LinkedIn. Go to linkedin.com/angel and get a $50 credit toward your first job post.

 

15:34 – Chris’ first few angel investments and what it was like to be an angel investor in the 90s, the thesis behind Chris’ fund, and Wish’s growth.

 

25:25 – Jason thanks sponsor Embroker. For guaranteed 10% off on premiums (& up to 20% depending on quote) go to embroker.com/angel.

 

27:18 – Investing in AngelList and the impact that the platform has had.

 

33:43 – Chris talks about his strategies on being a seed/early-stage investor, and advice on making decisions on pro rata.

 

42:57 – Determining the theme and thesis of a fund, Transmedia Capital’s thesis, and characteristics that make a great entrepreneur.

49:37 – The Mormon-Utah connection, and stories of VCs behaving horribly.

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