Venture Investor, Lower Case Capital
An accomplished venture investor, private equity principal, company advisor, entrepreneur, and public speaker, Chris manages a portfolio of over three-dozen tech start-ups, as well as an array of mature enterprises through his holding company, Lowercase Capital. Among his representative investments is Twitter Inc. Chris was one of the first investors and worked with the company as a strategic advisor.
Previously, Chris served as Head of Special Initiatives at Google Inc. His most visible projects include Google's 700MHz and TV white spaces spectrum initiatives, the company's groundbreaking data center in Oregon and Google's free citywide wifi network in Mountain View, CA. Chris also spearheaded many of Google's business development and M&A transactions. He was also on the founding team of the company's New Business Development organization.
Before joining Google, Chris held a number of executive roles at one of the world's largest streaming and digital media distribution companies, Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai Technologies). Prior to Speedera, Chris was an attorney with the Silicon Valley law firm Fenwick & West. In 2008, Chris proudly worked on President Barack Obama's campaign as a Telecommunications, Media, and Technology advisor, a speaking surrogate, a field office volunteer, and as Co-Chair of Finance and a Trustee of the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
The Wall Street Journal cited Sacca as "Possibly the most influential businessman in America" and he was also recently recognized as a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, one of 20 of the world's most promising leaders and public servants under the age of 45. He was named to Vanity Fair's "New Establishment List 2015. In addition, Chris serves as an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School at Oxford University.
Chris regularly appears on television, radio, and in print and has been featured in Business Week, Fortune, Fast Company, and on CNBC, BBC, CNN, FOX, and NPR as an expert in the realms of entrepreneurism, venture capital, and disruptive technologies. In parallel with his frequent keynotes at technology industry events, Chris is perennially hired by many of the world's largest companies, financial institutions, universities, and even some governments to speak about innovation, workplace design, and business strategy in a digital era.
Chris graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. Long before that, beginning in 6th grade, Chris attended the State University of New York at Buffalo for six years of graduate-level mathematics classes.
Taught the importance of giving back to those who need our help, Chris dedicates much of his time to helping charity:water and The Tony Hawk Foundation. Chris lives in Truckee, California, is an avid Pacifica surfer, San Mateo kitesurfer, Lake Tahoe skier, Ironman triathlete, and he recently bicycled coast-to-coast across the US.