Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Today, Chris Sacca catches the Twitter bug, closes deals and cashes in on innovation.
Company: Lowercase Capital
Industry: Venture Capitalism
What Made Him Haute: He was one of the first investors in Twitter. He also had a pretty nice role at Google as head of special initiatives, where he oversaw projects like creating citywide WiFi access in Mountain View, Calif. He left Google to launch his venture capital firm, and, based on his first bet in Twitter, he has the ability to back some winners.
What Makes Him Haute Now: Sacca’s Lowercase Capital firm is now backing roughly 30 companies, including Twitter. In short, this entrepreneur invests in companies and ideas that make life easier for us—in technological terms, of course. Though we hear he’s extremely down-to-earth (he’s described his team as wearing their hearts on their “oft-wrinkled sleeves”), we’re sure it didn’t hurt the ego when The Wall Street Journal dubbed him as “possibly the most influential businessman in America.”