Chris Sacca

Early investor in Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter, among others. Former Google exec. Guest Shark on ABC's Shark Tank.

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON October 28, 2015

Discussion

Chris Sacca@sacca · Chairman, Lowercase Capital
Hey all, I would say "It's Chris here!" But I think the handsome avatar to the left pretty much establishes my ID. Although, it's always possible that I gave my PH login to some Mechanical Turks. In the off-chance this is actually me, I'll do my best to answer your questions with impenetrable business clichés. Ask me anything about investing, startups, Twitter, Uber, carbs (delicious!), scratch and sniff whiskey books, and why @rrhoover says AMA participants are not allowed to wear pants. Oh, and don't you dare ask me about Shark Tank which I'll be on a few times this season starting this Friday, October 30th, at 9:00 Eastern and Pacific.
Danielle Newnham@daniellenewnham · Founder, The Junto Network. Author
Q #2 If you could offer any advice to Elizabeth Holmes right now, what would it be?
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
If you had to run Product Hunt, what would you do with it/us 😜 ??
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
What’s something you used to fervently believe that you now see as misguided?
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Chris! We all know how bullish you are about Twitter and they've made some bold moves in the past ~6 months. Over the next 5 years, who is their biggest competitor?
Divraj@divraj · divraj.com
@sacca what functions ( if any ) can the crowd be harnessed to augment lean vc's ? any functions that you rely on outside vendors / services at lowercase ?
Brent Summers@brentsum · Founder, Code-Free Startup
Hey Chris, thanks for doing this. 1. A lot of different people from different backgrounds speak very highly of their relationship with you. What are your thoughts on maintaining healthy relationships? 2. If you had to be a dinosaur, which one would you be?
Edwin Espinosa@edwinespinosa09 · Angularjobs
@sacca did you want to be on shark tank or did they offer you the opportunity and you jumped at it? Any funny behind the scenes moments?
Nikhil Jois@nikhiljoisr · Co-founder, Eventosaur
Hi, Chris, I asked you about emerging markets like India via #AskSacca on Twitter yesterday and your answer was reassuring. https://twitter.com/sacca/status... Could you please tell Indian founders (foreign founders in general) like myself, how best to reach investors such as yourself who stay in the US? Thanks in advance
Eric Willis@erictwillis · Working on something new
@sacca Thanks for doing this AMA. What's your biggest weakness as an investor? And if that weakness is a strength that @mazzeo has, can you give us an example of how that overlap has helped LowerCase Capital identify/secure a deal that you alone would have completely missed.
Andrew Ettinger@andrewett · 👟 @wearAtoms // ex @Twitter @ProductHunt
What is your core competence?
Adam Muller@muller_adam · Co-founder ADHD Collective, MullerCast
Hello Chris! I really enjoy the way you think, man. What's an example of a time you've experienced awe?
Danielle Newnham@daniellenewnham · Founder, The Junto Network. Author
What's the most common trait you see in founders who have the ability to go as big as Twitter, Uber et al?
Tim Robinson@tmrob_ · Principal, Envolve Media
@daniellenewnham @sacca already answered this countless times. They don't use conditional language, they talk about the future like it's a certainty.
Paolo Nagari@paolonagari · CEO & Founder at InterCultural Group
@sacca how did understanding and appreciating foreign cultures and languages (like being an exchange student in Ecuador) contribute to make you a better investor?
Zak Konarska@zkonarska · Project Manager, Quizzle
1.) Any advice for raising a first fund? 2.) Boxers or Briefs?
Matt@mattrod
@Sacca Exactly how many of those cowboy shirts do you own?
Alex Vinogradov@alexvinogradov4 · http://www.cfc.io http://heartin.net CEO
@sacca Hi, need support for growing my http://heartn.net company - our aim is a bring remote, professional clinic cardio-diagnostic to your home. For that, we release portable, designed for consumer market device, just 200$ cost. HeartIn also includes doctor's marketplace, where customers can get appointment time and receive a diagnostic result, similar to hospital's do, but remotely and cheap. All results saved in the cloud, where doctors can verify it. Is it possible to cooperate with u (i don't need investment, all self invested)
JJ Tang@jjrichardtang
Thanks for doing this today @sacca! What is your favourite emoji and why? 🤓
Kamil@kamilszybalski · Growth Entrepreneur. Was @Hootsuitelabs
Chris, thanks for doing this. I'm wondering what books you're currently reading and what's on your bookshelf? Any chance you can take a Shelfie?
Lejla Bajgoric@lejlahunts · Intern, Product Hunt
Thanks for being here :) I'm a huge fan of Twitter for many reasons, mostly that it provides a platform for the dissemination of knowledge/perspective from often ignored social identities. But there's also tons and tons of vile abuse on Twitter (and other social media platforms too). What are your thoughts on this? The best way to approach such an issue? Many people feel Twitter isn't currently doing enough...