Chris Sacca at Defrag 2009 in Denver
May 12, 1975 |
Lockport, New York, U.S.
|Net worth||US$1.07 billion (June 2015)|
Christopher Sacca (born May 12, 1975) is a Silicon Valley venture investor, public speaker, private equity adviser, and former employee of Google Inc. He is an investor in Twitter and Uber. His brother is comedian Brian Sacca. He is known for his signature embroidered cowboy shirts.
Sacca 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.
Sacca 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. Sacca also spearheaded many of Google’s business development and Mergers and acquisitions transactions. He was on the founding team of the company’s New Business Development organization.
Sacca manages a venture capital firm Lowercase Capital. The portfolio consists mainly of consumer web, mobile, and wireless technology startups. Sacca was an angel investor in Twitter, Instagram, Kickstarter and Uber. Sacca disclosed on a recent Shark Tank episode that he passed on a chance to make an early investment in AirBnB.
Sacca dedicates much of his time to helping Charity: Water.
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