Chris Sacca

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Christopher Sacca
Chris Sacca - Defrag 2009.jpg
Chris Sacca at Defrag 2009 in Denver

Christopher Sacca is a venture investor, public speaker, private equity adviser, and former employee of Google Inc. He is an investor in Twitter.[1] His brother is comedian Brian Sacca.[2]

Education[edit]

Beginning in 6th grade, Chris attended the State University of New York at Buffalo for six years of graduate-level mathematics classes.[3]

Chris graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center where he was a member of The Tax Lawyer law review and was honored as the school’s Philip A. Ryan and Ralph J. Gilbert Memorial Scholar. He also graduated cum laude from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and was an Edmund Evans Memorial Scholar as well as a Weeks Family Foundation Scholar.

During his studies, Chris attended university at each of Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador, University College Cork, in Cork, Ireland, and the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain.

Career[edit]

Google[edit]

Chris served as Head of Special Initiatives at Google Inc. At Google he led the alternative access and wireless divisions. His most publicly visible projects include Google’s 700 MHz and TV white spaces spectrum initiatives, Google's data center in Oregon, and Google’s free citywide WiFi network in Mountain View, California. Chris also spearheaded many of Google’s business development and M&A transactions. He was on the founding team of the company’s New Business Development organization.[3]

Lowercase Capital[edit]

Chris manages a holding company, LOWERCASE capital. The portfolio consists mainly of consumer web, mobile, and wireless technology startups.[4]

Interviews[edit]

PandoMonthly: A Fireside Chat With Sarah Lacy And Chris Sacca by Sarah Lacy at PandoDaily.

Philanthropy[edit]

Chris dedicates much of his time to helping the following causes: charity: water, Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG Foundation, and The Tony Hawk Foundation. He also tweets regularly taking strong positions on controversial issues: Sacca Tweets

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Me". Whatisleft.org. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  2. ^ http://www.whatisleft.org/lookie_here/2005/12/pete_and_brian_.html
  3. ^ a b "Chris Sacca | CrunchBase Profile". Crunchbase.com. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  4. ^ "LOWERCASE capital". lowercasecapital.com. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 

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