Chris Sacca

  • Early Twitter Investor Chris Sacca Wins Crunchie For Angel Of The Year

    Early Twitter Investor Chris Sacca Wins Crunchie For Angel Of The Year

    In the year in which Twitter went public, it’s hard to bet against one of the company’s earliest and most influential investors. Which is why it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that Lowercase Capital founder Chris Sacca has won this year’s Crunchie for Angel of the Year. Sacca put some of the earliest money into Twitter, betting on the micro-blogging platform during… Read More

  • Eyeing LA, Chris Sacca Brings On His First Partner At Lowercase Capital: CAA’s Matt Mazzeo

    Eyeing LA, Chris Sacca Brings On His First Partner At Lowercase Capital: CAA’s Matt Mazzeo

    Earlier this month, angel investor Chris Sacca announced that his firm Lowercase Capital was going to be launching a new Los Angeles-focused fund through, and that he’d hired someone to run it. Now we know who that someone is — Matt Mazzeo, a business development executive at Creative Artists Agency. It might seem odd for Lowercase to bring on someone from a talent agency, but his… Read More

  • This is How Sacca Spends His Friday Nights: Wearing A Space Helmet On Turntable.fm

    This is How Sacca Spends His Friday Nights: Wearing A Space Helmet On Turntable.fm

    Ever wonder how super angel and man-about-town Chris Sacca spends his Friday nights? Well, right now you can find him at Turntable.fm, a stealthy, you-can-only-get-in-if-you-know-someone online DJ party. I just stumbled onto it by accident. You can only gain entry if you are Facebook friends with someone already inside. As it happens, I knew some people. Turntable.fm is a project of… Read More

  • Chris Sacca: The Train Has Left The Station On Early Stage Valuations

    Chris Sacca: The Train Has Left The Station On Early Stage Valuations

    Super angel investor Chris Sacca doesn’t like all the new competition pushing up valuations in angel deals and seed rounds these days. “It is a train and it is kind of running away,” he says on a panel this morning at the Wired business conference. “That layer of the market has an abundance of capital.” Sacca, who funded Photobucket from his credit card and was… Read More

  • UpNext Scores $500,000 From Chris Sacca And Others For 3D Mobile Mapping

    Mapping is a big boy’s game, with Google Maps, Bing Maps, and MapQuest dominating maps on both the Web and mobile. But sometimes it takes a startup to push things forward. 3D mobile mapping startup UpNext is hoping to get on the map, so to speak, with its detailed 3D maps of cities and venues like the Super Bowl stadium. The New York city startup, which has been around since 2007… Read More

  • Big Appetite: Greylock Sends Entrepreneurs a Message with Expanded $1 Billion Fund

    Big Appetite: Greylock Sends Entrepreneurs a Message with Expanded $1 Billion Fund

    In case you missed it, being a super angel is officially passe. The new hotness is having a late-stage growth cash. Sequoia Capital is doing it. Andreessen Horowitz is doing it. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is doing it. Accel is doing it. Hell, even Chris Sacca is somehow doing it. Greylock is the latest to officially join the club, with news today of an expansion to its current… Read More

  • Betaworks, Conway, And Sacca Embed $250,000 Into Embed.ly

    The angels are lining up to give Y Combinator startup Embed.ly some cash. Betaworks, Ron Conway, and Chris Sacca are investing $250,000 in the company, which specializes in turning links into embed codes. There are hundreds of Websites and APIs out there which let people embed media and data all across the Web. Connecting those embed codes with their underlying links is a Herculean task… Read More

  • Angel Investor Chris Sacca To Launch $5 million Early Stage Venture Fund

    Chris Sacca, a prolific Silicon Valley angel investor, is closing on a new venture fund he’ll call Lowercase Capital, we’ve confirmed. The fund size will be in the $5 million range, and will make investments ranging from $50,000 – $150,000 per deal. Sacca was previously the head of strategic initiatives at Google (he left Google in 2007), has invested in at least twenty or… Read More