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Chris Sacca
Christopher Sacca (born May 12, 1975) is a former American venture investor, company advisor and entrepreneur as well as a former lawyer. He is the proprietor of Lowercase Capital, a venture capital fund in the United States that has invested in seed and early-stage technology companies such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Twilio, and Kickstarter. As of 2017, he has appeared as a Guest Shark on ABC's Shark Tank.
Chris Sacca: Legendary interview from TWIST #291 Part 2
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This video is from 2012 but it is a classic. In Part 2 he digs into the business of Google, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, his political affliations and more.
Chris Sacca: Legendary interview from TWIST #291 Part 1
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5:00 Chris, welcome to the show.<br>6:15 What is it that you do on a daily basis?<br>9:15 Chris: There's a lot of garbage getting funded today.<br>10:00 What does it mean to be a founder in your book?<br>12:15 Is fearlessness a good trait?<br>14:45 Has it become too easy to become a founder?<br>19:15 How did you wind up being an investor in companies like Facebook, Twitter and Uber?<br>20:00 Chris shares the story of how he found himself in a huge financial hole.<br>25:30 Thank you to Stamps.com for their support of the show! Everyone go to stamps.com and use the code TWIST for your free, 4-week trial.<br>28:15 Chris resumes his story of how he gambled and lost big.<br>29:45 What happens when people come to collect on the debt?<br>34:30 What was Speedera's business?<br>35:00 How did you land at Google?<br>38:15 Chris: My first angel investment was in Photobucket.<br>40:00 Is it right that you once took over on the secondary market for most Twitter shares?<br>44:30 True or false: people in the Valley tend to be like "dude, I got you,"--until the money comes in.<br>47:45 Has VC behavior gotten better or worse in the last decade?<br>50:30 Tell me about Garrett Camp of Stumbleupon.<br>51:45 Twitter, some would say, is screwing over the developers that helped build it. What's your take on that?<br>1:00:00 Are you slowing down on angel investing right now?<br>1:01:45 Chris reveals the existence of the fund Lowercase Stampede.<br>1:03:30 What gives you the ability to look at a new space with fresh eyes?<br>1:05:30 How did you get involved in Hollywood?<br>1:07:00 What do you think the impact of Kickstarter is on the entertainment business?<br>1:10:15 This concludes part one of Jason's interview with Chris. Party two is coming soon--stay tuned!
Chris Sacca: On pitches & Shark Tank, Twitter, politics, more at TWIST
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Legendary angel investor and Shark Tank star Chris Sacca returns to TWiST! Chris and Jason sit down to discuss everything from investing in relationships to Jack Dorsey as Twitter's CEO (now and early on). He talks about what he looks for in an investment, how he met Matt Mazzeo, those early years with Twitter and selling people on the business, and how his dream job involved "a lot of being on the phone, a lot of yelling at people... high risk, high reward." Chris shares his experiences on Shark Tank, how fun it is to bust the chops (he uses a different term...) of Mark Cuban and Kevin O'Leary, and how TV could be part of the next chapter of Chris' life.
Chris Sacca: On Investing, Venture Capital and Life
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A interview with billionaire venture capitalist Chris Sacca. This interview covers Chris' unorthodox path into venture capital and how early failures in his career taught him skills that would lead him to prosper. Chris also discusses his investment strategy and what he looks for in a entrepreneur/startup company. 0:00 Introduction <br>0:17 Early life <br>1:12 First company <br>3:14 Day trading & Losing it all<br>7:35 25 and 2.8 million in debt <br>17:59 Working at Google <br>27:45 Angel investing & Starting a fund <br>31:32 Twitter <br>41:04 Investment strategy<br>45:04 What do you look for in entrepreneurs? <br>52:55 Websites to look at