Founder and Chairman at Lowercase Capital
An accomplished venture investor, company advisor, and entrepreneur, Chris manages a portfolio of over seventy technology and consumer startups through Lowercase Capital. Primarily known for its investments in early stage technology companies like Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Twilio, Stripe, and Kickstarter, Chris and his wife and venture partner, Crystal English Sacca, have grown Lowercase into one of the most successful funds ever. Yet in early 2017, Chris announced that he and Crystal were stepping back from day-to-day investing to focus exclusively on their ongoing efforts to rescue our democracy, heal the planet, promote diversity within venture capital and technology, and reform our criminal justice system. Chris also dedicates time, energy, and funding to entrepreneurs building philanthropic startups that empower people who need help, such as charity:water, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Global Citizen Year, and many more. If you spend any time with him, he will likely rope you into getting involved as well. Chris began angel investing in 2006 and over the following decade, Lowercase’s portfolio grew from a handful of early stage startups to include some of the most iconic brands in tech. The performance of the fund made Chris one of youngest members of the Forbes Midas List in 2011 and vaulted him to the #2 spot by 2017. The Wall Street Journal once named Chris as “possibly the most influential businessman in America” and Vanity Fair named him to its New Establishment list. Chris has long been a fixture of the Silicon Valley startup community, in part for the kind of fruitful and fun collaborations with early stage companies, and in part for his unforgettable cowboy shirts which earned him a spot on GQ’s Worst Dressed List.