Chris Sacca is an American venture investor, company advisor and entrepreneur. He was also once a lawyer, working for Google. Today Chris is the owner of Lowercase Capital, a venture capital fund that has invested in seed and early-stage technology companies like Instagram, Twilio, Uber, Twitter and Kickstarter. Sacca has also appeared as a “Guest Shark” on ABC’s Shark Tank.
Born on May 12, 1975 in Lockport, New York, Sacca’s zodiac sign is Taurus.
Sacca is not religious, or much of a fan of organized religion. Check out his Twitter for several examples, such as this one:
We didn’t even wait until Thanksgiving. The annual family “Organized religion doesn’t help” vs “You’re wrong, Chris!” debate is already on.
— Chris Sacca (@sacca) November 26, 2015
I will convert to any religion that allows me to pray to god for Glenn Beck to shut the hell up.
— Chris Sacca (@sacca) August 28, 2010
Sacca describes his parents as thinking differently about how he should learn. In addition to going to school, Chris remembers times that his folks would pull him from classes and go instead to a museum or library.
Sacca is a democrat.
During Barack Obama’s run for President in 2008, Sacca worked in the campaign as a Telecommunications, Media, and Technology advisor. After Obama’s win Sacca was appointed as the co-chair of finance for the Presidential Inaugural Committee. (1)
Sacca returned to aid Obama in the President’s second campaign. In the 2012 presidential election Sacca worked as a member of the campaign’s National Finance Committee member and as co-chair of the “Tech for Obama” group.
In the 2016 presidential election Chris supported Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency. Sacca appeared in several different cities at fundraisers for Clinton’s campaigning. (2)
Chris married Crystal English, an advertising executive. They have three children together which they raise in Los Angeles and at a ranch in Big Sky, Montana. (3)
Chris is a strong supporter of Charity: Water, an organization dedicated to bringing clean drinking water to all people on Earth. (4)
He is known for wearing country shirts. Sacca bought his first such shirt at an airport as a joke. “I picked one up off the shelf at a Reno airport gift shop on my way to give a speech,” he says. “It was 80 percent off, so I was like, ‘Yeah, score!’” (5)
Sacca remembers going to his presentation and getting friendly laughter from the audience because of his shirt. “It also reminded me that the number-one risk in business is starting to take yourself too seriously and starting to believe your own BS a little bit too much. These shirts really reset that expectation.”
Chris was hired at Google as Corporate Counsel reporting to General Counsel David Drummond. His first task was to find an infinite amount of data space for Google’s growth plans. When he achieved this high goal, Sacca was among the first Google employees given the the company’s highest honor, the Founders’ Award. (1)
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