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Chris Sacca Biography
Chris Sacca is an American lawyer, entrepreneur, angel investor, and company advisor. He is best known as the proprietor of Lowercase Capital, a venture capital fund in the United States. The fund’s main work is to invest in startups and early-stage technology companies. Ever since its inception, the fund has invested in companies such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Twilio, and Kickstarter. Before starting Lowercase Capital, he worked at Google Inc, where he held several positions. He first started as a Corporate Counsel, he then led the alternative access and wireless divisions and worked on mergers and acquisitions.
Chris Sacca Age
Sacca was officially born Christopher Sacca. He was born and grew up in a suburb of Buffalo. His exact birth date was on the 12th of May 12, 1975. He is 43 years old as of 2018.
Chris Sacca Family
Sacca’s father, Gerald Sacca was an attorney, while his mother, Katherine Sacca was a professor at SUNY Buffalo State. He hails from Irish and Italian descent. Most of his family members originated from Calabria, Italy. He was exposed to many interests by his parents. While young he remembers being dragged out of school to attend science museums and book-readings.
Chris Sacca Wife
Chris is married to his longtime girlfriend and Partner at Lowercase Capital, Crystal English Sacca. Crystal is a former advertising creative and author. She has written several books including, The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert: Take a Whiff of That and The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All: Know Your Booze Before you Choose.
Chris Sacca Children
The couple resides in Los Angeles, Truckee, California, San Francisco. They have three children together. The names of the children and their birth details are not yet in the public spectrum but will be updated as soon as it is available.
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Sacca became interested in investing while he was still in College. He started by using his student loans to start a company while still in law school. When this didn’t work, he took the remaining amount of his student loan and invested the funds in the stock market. In 2000 Sacca started his career as an associate at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley. While at the company he handled venture capital, mergers, acquisitions, and licensing transactions for technology clients. While still at the company he had the opportunity to deal with major players in the industry such as Macromedia, VeriSign, and Kleiner Perkins. However, things didn’t go well and he was laid off after just 13 months.
Chris Sacca Lowercase Capital
Sacca founded Lowercase Capital LLC in Truckee, California, in 2010. In that same year, he decided to shut down his Lowercase Ventures Fund I. The fund contained $8.4 million start-up fund with investments in Uber, Docker, Optimizely, StyleSeat, Instagram, and Twitter. Some of Lowercase’s objectives was to provide capital and advisory services to start-ups and late-stage companies. The focus companies were those in technology and media. The fund, however, supports companies that are in non-tech -related business but have immense potential of growth. Some of these companies include Blue Bottle Coffee Company and a high-end restaurant in Truckee.
As an angel investor and without some corporate influence, Sacca sometimes may become very personal to companies that he is investing in. He attended meetings at Twitter and Uber, and he negotiated the rights for Uber.com from Universal Music Group when the company changed its name from Uber Taxi. Although not on Twitter’s payroll, he was engaged as a crucial adviser during its formative years and worked closely with its early employees.
How Much Did Chris Sacca Invest In Uber?
Lowercase Capital had an investment portfolio of around 80 seed companies and several of more mature companies by 2017. The companies included Medium and Uber. He had already fully divested from Twitter by 2017. By April that same year, he revealed that he will be officially retiring from venture investing and also from his role on Shark Tank. According to him, he was already “two years late” on his plan to retire at 40 years old. He said his firm would continue to support its portfolio companies. However, his retirement will only affect new companies and would not raise more money from investors.
Chris Sacca And Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban, is an American businessman and investor. He is the owner of Dallas Mavericks and which is an NBA team. Him together with Chris Sacca are tech billionaires. They even hosted a certain season of Shark Tank. The aim of hosting the show was to raise fund for Hillary Clinton in San Francisco. The fundraiser was organized in such a way that the tickets ran up to $5,000. According to the show’s arragement, Sacca was to interview Cuban in the South of Market venue, according to reports by Recode. While the most expensive tickets cost $5,000 and came with a reception and photo with Cuban and Sacca, the general admission tickets were available for $100.
Chris Sacca Shark Tank Episodes
He has also been featured in several television shows. For instance, In 2015 he first appeared as a “Guest Shark” in episode 4 of season 7 of the ABC reality television show Shark Tank. On the episode, he dramatizes seed-stage investment negotiations. He then appeared in three other seasons 7 episodes. While on the Television Shows he managed to invest in HatchBaby, Bee Free Honee, Rent Like a Champion, and Brightwell.
He continued to appear as a guest shark in five episodes of season 8. He has even invested in a business that opens lemonade stands. On a certain episode in 2017 he partnered with another shark, Lori Greiner, together they invested $600,000 for 5% of ToyMail. Toymail is a plush toy which connects to a messaging app. Sacca has a role in the ABC sitcom Alex. In the film he plays himself and reenacts his interactions with Alex Blumberg.
How Much Is Chris Worth On Shark Tank?
Chris has an estimated net worth of 1.2 billion USD as of 2019.
Chris Sacca Height
Sacca is believed to stand at a height of 1.83 meters.
Chris Sacca Shirts
Chris like to wear funky embroidered Cowboy Shirts. He claims that it is more of consistency, efficiency and keeping it real rather than fashion. According to his own statements to Entrepreneur, “Every few years I like picking a uniform so I won’t have to think too much about what to wear.” He continues by saying that people spend “more energy” thinking “‘What should I be wearing?’ rather than about more substantive important things.”