Sarah Lacy

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Sarah Lacy
Sarah Lacy taken by Doc Searls at LeWeb3 in Paris.jpg
Lacy at LeWeb3 in Paris
Born (1975-12-29) December 29, 1975 (age 46)
Alma materRhodes College
  • In 2012, Forbes named Lacy one of the top 20 most influential businesswomen in the world.

Sarah Ruth Lacy (born December 29, 1975) is an American technology journalist[1] and author.

Early life[edit]

Lacy received her B.A. in literature from Rhodes College.[2]


Lacy is the former co-host of web video show Yahoo! Tech Ticker[3] and was a columnist at BusinessWeek.[4]

Lacy was a columnist at TechCrunch until November 19, 2011.[5]

She is the author of 3 books: Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good (2008), which also goes under the title The Stories of Facebook, Youtube and Myspace; Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos (2011); and A Uterus Is A Feature, Not A Bug (2017).


In 2012, Lacy founded technology news site PandoDaily with a reported $2.5m investment from investors including Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Tony Hsieh, David Sze, Jim Breyer, Reid Hoffman, Chris Dixon and Josh Kopelman.[6] The site consisted of a daily technology blog and a monthly event series entitled "PandoMonthly".

A series of emails from 2012 indicated Lacy was involved in a dispute regarding an event PandoDaily hosted in 2012 at event space Cross Campus in Los Angeles.[7]

On November 17, 2014, then-Uber executive Emil Michael allegedly said Uber should consider hiring a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on critics in the media including Lacy, and suggested a $1 million smear campaign,[8][9] after PandoDaily featured a story[10] criticizing the misogynist practices and culture of Uber.

On October 23, 2019, Lacy sold PandoDaily to BuySellAds.[11] Lacy cites the history of harassment, threats, and betrayals she saw and experienced in the Silicon Valley area as the reason for her exit.

Chairman Mom[edit]

Lacy co-founded Chairman Mom in May 2017, with the site's stated goals being to aid working mothers solve the toughest problems they face. The service is subscription based at $5/month.[12]


In 2012, Forbes named Lacy one of the top 20 most influential businesswomen in the world.


  1. ^ Bill Thompson (2008-03-09). "How Twitter makes it real". BBC News.
  2. ^ Lindsay, Greg (June 18, 2008). "SO WHAT DO YOU DO, SARAH LACY, AUTHOR, ONCE YOU'RE LUCKY, TWICE YOU'RE GOOD?". Mediabistro. Retrieved December 25, 2014.
  3. ^ Liz Gannes (2008-02-11). "Q&A: Yahoo Tech Ticker's Sarah Lacy". NewTeeVee.
  4. ^ Spencer E. Ante and Catherine Holahan (2008-03-10). "Facebook CEO Admits Missteps". BusinessWeek.
  5. ^ Sarah Lacy (2011-11-19). "The TechCrunch Drama Continues". Blog.
  6. ^ Om Malik (2012-01-16). "Sarah Lacy's PandoDaily launches with $2.5 million in funding". GigaOm.
  7. ^ "PandoDaily's Threatening Email Meltdown". Valleywag.
  8. ^ "Uber executive casually threatens journalist with smear campaign". 18 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists". BuzzFeed.
  10. ^ "The horrific trickle down of Asshole culture: Why I've just deleted Uber from my phone". 22 October 2014.
  11. ^ Zaveri, Paayal. "Sarah Lacy, the founder of Pando, is selling the blog, quitting journalism, and ditching Silicon Valley after 20 years because she is tired of being sexually harassed and threatened". Business Insider France. Retrieved 2019-11-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Home".

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