Author Archives: chrissacca
Hanging up my spurs.
A few years ago, my wife Crystal and I were cleaning out our garage in Truckee when we came across an old notebook of mine from when I lived in Ireland at age 20. Back then, a friend had asked … Continue reading
And for that reason… I’m in!
Over the past few months I have appeared on Shark Tank four times and invested in four outstanding companies: HatchBaby, Rent-Like-A-Champion, BeeFree Honee, and Brightwheel. As you read here last year, a strange and winding path put me on the … Continue reading
You Have A Deal.
The punchline: I am going to be a Guest Shark on Shark Tank this season. The setup: Many of you have asked me over the years whether I would ever consider being a Shark on Shark Tank. My answer was … Continue reading
What Twitter Says, and What Investors Hear.
Disclaimers: 1) My funds and I own a lot of Twitter stock. 2) I am not your financial advisor. Don’t trade based on what I write. 3) I don’t work for Twitter, nor speak on behalf of Twitter, nor do … Continue reading
What Twitter Can Be.
Disclaimers: 1) This is a very long read. Thinking about a company and using its product obsessively for nine years straight will do that to you. 2) My funds and I own a lot of Twitter stock. 3) I do not … Continue reading
I Bleed Aqua.
Disclaimers: 1) I own a lot of Twitter stock personally and in my funds. 2) I definitely do not speak on behalf of Twitter. 3) I do not have any inside information about Twitter. 4) I can’t think of a … Continue reading
Why I would never want to compete with Travis Kalanick.
(Disclaimer: I own a bunch of Uber stock.) Over the last couple of days, there has been assorted press speculation about Google launching an Uber competitor. As a proud Google alum, I have deep respect for the company and, in … Continue reading
Staying Safe(r) Online.
In light of the celebrity photo hacking debacle over the weekend, we sent an email to some of our investors, partners, and friends this morning. The more we thought about it, the more we realized that a broader audience could benefit. … Continue reading
Four guys who deserve to win a Crunchie.
It’s flattering to be nominated for any award, let alone a Crunchie. I mean, these are the geek Oscars. I even picked up some fresh dry cleaning to wear to the show. But, it doesn’t make sense to include me … Continue reading
[Update: The job has been filled. But, stay awesome.] So, it turns out that managing a portfolio of thirty-nine companies, a couple of secondary vehicles, and two private equity fund partnerships is time-consuming. Who knew? Result is that there are … Continue reading