Chris Sacca

Good Capital, Chris Sacca’s Lowercarbon back India’s SolarSquare

Even as India is increasingly adding generation capacity from solar power, setting examples for many other developing nations, there’s a large population of the South Asian nation that is yet to

Carbon capture is headed for the high seas

Unless you live near a port, you probably don’t think much about the tens of thousands of container ships tearing through the seas, hauling some 1.8 billion metric tons of stuff each year. Yet these

TrueCircle scoops $5.5M to use AI to drive recycling efficiency

UK-based TrueCircle, a computer vision startup founded just last year, has nabbed $5.5 million in pre-seed funding in a bid to bring data-driven AI to the recycling industry to improve recovery rates

Breakout Ventures has a new, $112.5 million fund, backed by Tony Fadell, Chris Sacca and others

Breakout Ventures, a San Francisco-based seed- and Series A-stage venture firm that funds what it calls creative biosciences startups, has closed the second fund in its five-year history with $112.5 m

Will Smith, Kevin Durant and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs invest in electric boat startup Arc

Arc, a startup that launched 10 months ago with ambitions to electrify everything on the water, starting with a limited-edition $300,000 boat, has captured the attention and capital of some of the ent

Chris Sacca’s Lowercarbon Capital has raised $800 million to “keep unf*cking the planet”

Lowercarbon Capital, a climate-tech focused fund founded by longtime investor Chris Sacca and his wife Crystal Sacca, has closed on $800 million in capital, Sacca announced today in a post on the firm

As concerns rise over forest carbon offsets, Pachama’s verified offset marketplace gets $15 million

Restoring and preserving the world’s forests has long been considered one of the easiest, lowest-cost and simplest ways to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It’s by

How first-time fund managers are de-risking

After what felt like winter, investors say startup deals are back on — although the numbers suggest they never stopped. As Semil Shah of Haystack VC phrased it in a blog post, “It’s game on, pan

Chris Sacca advises new fund managers to strike right now

Chris Sacca is a billionaire today, and he credits his success to having an “unfair advantage” 10 years ago when he first launched his fund. He thinks women and people of color have that s

Pachama launches to support global reforestation through carbon markets

The world’s forests are ablaze, under threat from illegal logging and disappearing due to the less dramatic environmental degradation wrought by drought and other signs of climate change. It&#82

Higher Ground Labs is betting tech can help sway the 2020 elections for Democrats

When Shomik Dutta and Betsy Hoover first met in 2007, he was coordinating fundraising and get-out-the-vote efforts for Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign and she was a deputy field direc

Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck quits as Matt Mazzeo steps away from the firm

Justin Caldbeck, the co-founder of Binary Capital, and Matt Mazzeo, the firm's newest partner, have both resigned from the venture firm, according to a statement from the firm's remaining co-founder J

Crunch Report | Instagram Grows To 700M Users

Today’s Stories  Instagram’s growth speeds up as it hits 700 million users Twitter desperately needed a hit first-quarter and somehow managed to deliver Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-i

Investor Chris Sacca is retiring from venture capital

Chris Sacca, a former Google lawyer who rose to fame by betting heavily on Twitter and Uber, says he’s “hanging up his spurs,” and getting out of the investing game. In a new post,

Silicon Valley shows its primary colors

Chris Sacca, an early investor in Twitter, Uber and Instagram, also bet early on Clinton, contributing to her campaign in July 2006. Bill Gates and Sheryl Sandberg both contributed to Clinton in 2007

Chris Sacca says there’s “a greed case for diversity”

Chris Sacca, the angel investor in companies like Twitter, Uber and Instagram, gets it. He understands that diversity is simply good for business. “There is a greed case for diversity,” Sa

Lowercase’s Matt Mazzeo on being Chris Sacca’s partner and the 3 KPIs to successful investing

Harry Stebbings Contributor Harry Stebbings is the founder and host of The Twenty Minute VC , an independent podcast focused on venture capital. More posts by this contributor The four key responsibil

Meet The Competitors Vying For The Crunchie For Angel Investor Of The Year

We're getting ready for the 9th Annual Crunchies here at TechCrunch, where some of the brightest startups, companies and leaders hope to win the coveted Crunchie award in one of the 12 categories up f

The Happy Home Company Raises $3.5M To Make Home Maintenance Easier

The Happy Home Company is aiming to eliminate the headaches of home maintenance and improvement, and it’s raised $3.5 million in seed funding. The company has been relatively quiet, at least

Sacca To Shark Tank: “I Will Not And Cannot Do It If I Have To Wear A Suit”

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