1. What you can directly do to help Biden and blue candidates
  2. What we’ve been doing to help save our democracy

It would be an understatement to say that a lot of stuff is pretty f’d up right now. I’ll spare you an itemized list. Between your doomscrolling on Twitter and the real-time shitshow you’re living through, you already know.

The good news is that many of today’s messes can be fixed by bringing real leaders back into government. We can take back the White House, hold onto the House, take a real shot at winning the Senate, and flip some…

(Who would take me seriously as a TV VC if I didn’t include some pithy but aloof truism?)

The rumors of my retirement from investing have been greatly exaggerated. While I’m not doing new deals nor taking on any new limited partner money, I am still managing a portfolio of about 100 companies and my disastrous inbox reflects that. Those fires will need fightin’ for years to come, so I don’t expect to be bored anytime soon.

Yet, in parallel, Crystal and I have ramped up our work to save democracy, reform the criminal justice system, unfuck the climate, expand our general philanthropic impact, and continue our investments in improving opportunities for women and people of color in…

Like most Americans, Crystal and I were hoping rationality, fairness, and compassion for our fellow humans would prevail in the 2016 elections. Whoops.

Since then, as our democratic way of life is under assault every day, many of you have asked, “What do we do now?” Early on, we didn’t have good answers to that question. So we rolled up our sleeves and got to work.
Together with our Chief of Staff, Clay Dumas, who joined us from the Obama White House, and countless advisers and researchers, Crystal and I dug into what went wrong.

In 2016, Democrats made some…

A few years back, I was asked to speak to a hundred or so officials and agents from CIA, DIA, NSA, Diplomatic Security, FBI, etc. All of these agents, with the highest levels of access to classified information, asked me questions for over an hour. They were curious about how quickly we move in tech and how rapidly we build and deploy new platforms to millions of users.

Along the way, they openly expressed their frustration with government IT processes. They said gov IT rules kept them from doing their jobs. …

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 show in the first place. Filming was great and I had fantastic chemistry with the other Sharks. The producers loved the fit and thus my original agreement to tape one or two episodes was extended to tape four.

The ratings for my episodes were strong, especially considering that they kept scheduling me against the World Series and the NBA playoffs…

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 speak for Twitter. 4) I have no inside information about Twitter. The company could already be building all the stuff below. I sincerely hope they are.

Summary For Executives And Non-Executives Alike:

I believe in Twitter. The company itself is improving, not worsening. The stock market doesn’t get that because Twitter has failed to tell its own story to investors and users. …

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 fourth thing to disclaim, but putting this here just in case.

Twitter has held a close place in my heart since Ev signed me up in 2006. It made me feel closer to people who I wasn’t actually near. It brought me more diverse perspectives than any blog reader ever could. …

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 particular, I consider Larry Page an absolute genius. Working with him was a privilege. However, when I posted this Tweet about Larry and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, it led to a lot of reporters asking me for a deeper explanation:

Let me tell you a little story that might give you a sense of why I think trying to take on Travis is a losing proposition:


In light of the celebrity photo hacking debacle over the weekend, I sent an email to some of our investors, partners, and friends this morning. The more I thought about it, the more I believed a broader audience could benefit. So here is a version…

Dear Friends,

We saw how ugly it can be when hackers get into your private pictures and emails. In addition to having very long and strong passwords/passphrases, here are five concrete things you can do to make sure this kind of privacy invasion is less likely to happen to you or any of your pals/family:

Chris Sacca

I love @crystale. Sometimes on @ABCSharkTank. Early investor: @Twitter @Uber @Twilio @Instagram. Now working to give back. https://chrissacca.com/

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