Sarah Lacy

Sarah Lacy

Sarah Lacy is the founder, editor-in-chief, and chief executive officer of PandoDaily, a web publication that offers technology news, analysis, and commentaries about Silicon Valley-based startups.

Lacy is also an award winning journalist and author of two critically acclaimed books, Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0 and Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos.

Lacy has been a reporter in Silicon Valley for nearly fifteen years covering everything from the tiniest startups to the largest public companies. She was formerly a staff writer and columnist for BusinessWeek, the founding co-host of Yahoo Finance’s Tech Ticker, and a senior editor at TechCrunch.

Born on December 29, 1975, Lacy currently lives in San Francisco, California.

The Latest from Sarah Lacy

Disney Inks Deal with Greenbox, Chinese eCommerce Is Taking Off

A lot of Americans desperately want to believe that China is full of poor people who can't innovate, and the only goods they make are cheap, toxic rip-offs our Western brands. They want to believe the

Build an App for MyHeritage and Win $10,000

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/myheritage">MyHeritage</a>, Israel's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2009/04/02/myheritage-avoiding-the-metacafe-curse/">best hope</a> of having a big W

CouchSurfing Raises $7.6 M; Will Users Cry “Sell Out”?

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/couchsurfing-international">CouchSurfing International</a> is one of those rare Web companies-- like Mozilla or Craigslist-- that has eschewed the normal Sil

As Football Season Kicks Off, Bleacher Report Raises $22 Million More

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/bleacher-report">Bleacher Report</a> may have spent much of its life quietly climbing the rankings of top sports destinations, but it's not being bashful or

Software Is Eating All the Jobs Too

A few months ago I was giving a talk in my hometown of Memphis, TN, and someone asked what the city could do to ignite more entrepreneurship among inner city kids. My immediate <a href="http://www.com

DISRUPT Comes to Beijing This Fall. Buy Your Tickets Now!

We've teased you with this news <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/04/21/move-over-ifund-dcm-tencent-gree-kddi-launch-100m-a-fund/">over</a> and <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/07/08/

Good News! The Bubble that Never Inflated Has Popped

There are two kinds of bubbles. There are actual economic ones that artificially drive up valuations across broad categories in an unsustainable way, impacting markets on a mass scale. And there are p

Hate Lines and Live in Mountain View? We’ve Got an App for You (TCTV)

A new startup called <a href="http://www.gopago.com">Pago</a> is launching today, and if you live in Mountain View your life may have just gotten a lot easier. You can now go to more than 50 local mer

Patents and Unions: When Good Intentions Go Horribly Wrong

Watch me ruin your Sunday afternoon with one word. Ready? Here we go. <strong>Patents.</strong> This week on <a href="http://pressheretv.com/?p=1840">NBC's Press:Here</a> we talked about this to

Did LinkedIn’s IPO Open the Market or Close It for Anyone Under a $5 Billion Valuation? (TCTV)

A few weeks ago I was meeting with Peter Thiel and that pesky question of whether we're in a bubble or not came up. In a debate both sides are getting bored with, Thiel made a point I hadn't heard: Th

Jeff Weiner: Life in the Middle of the BUBBLE! Media Storm (TCTV)

We caught up with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner yesterday, just after his <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/08/04/linkedin-beats-the-street-in-first-quarter-as-a-public-company-revenue-up-120-perce

Jeff Weiner on His First Earnings Call, LinkedIn’s Revenue Mix and the Profit Surprise (TCTV)

Wall Street was not in a happy mood yesterday. Thankfully for <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/linkedin">LinkedIn</a> CEO <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/jeff-weiner">Jeff Weiner<

Alfred Lin Considers Leaving Sequoia for Airbnb; Moritz Convinces Him to Stay

If you read the comments on any our recent stories about the Airbnb controversies, you'll see plenty of people saying that Airbnb needs to take a page out of the Zappos playbook. It turns out, they tr

YCharts Adds Dividend Tracking: Another Reason Never to Return to Yahoo Finance

For many years I loved Yahoo Finance. It was one of the only sites I used every single day, and the only Yahoo property I used with any regularity at all. But increasingly, I get angry when I go to th

HotelTonight Launches on Android, Now in 18 Cities

As Paul Carr and I have written endlessly, we're big fans of anything disrupting the hotel industry in a simple way that with a clear user value that doesn't try to be all things to all people. Hot

Does a Cop Have a Right to Your Smartphone?

Let's say I'm driving along and texting even though I know I shouldn't be. That's me everyday right there. Now, let's say I get pulled over, and for some reason the cop asks to see the phone to see wh

Enhanced eBooks: Valuable Sales Tool or Just a Gimmick? (TCTV)

New technologies usually allow for <em>more</em>. In the move from print media to the Web the "more" was comments, slideshows and of course rapid-fire content. In the move from VHS to DVDs the "more"

Qunar Baidu Deal Closes. How This Could Ripple Through Chinese Startups.

Chinese search giant Baidu's investment in Qunar officially closed  this week, and the two teams are working on integrating Qunar's search results into Baidu's travel vertical now. I caught up with Q

More Evidence There’s No Bubble: VC Investments Were Flat in Q2

Dow Jones VentureSource released its second quarter numbers for the venture industry today, and there's a reason they're not dominating the headlines. They're pretty boring: Overall investors put $8 b

Uber Calls TechCrunch’s Bluff, Opens Actual Lemonade Stand

Not enough startups have a good sense of humor. We all know Groupon is <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/06/20/groupon-responds-to-ipo-backlash-with-a-cheeky-feline/">one of them</a>, and Uber
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