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Chris Sacca is an early stage venture capitalist, private equity/buyout principal, and company advisor focusing on Internet and wireless projects. He currently serves as the founding Managing Director of Lowercase Capital in San Francisco, CA. Formerly, Chris was Head of Special Initiatives at Google Inc. where he was one of the primary strategists for global infrastructure, access, communications, wireless and related product development. His most visible projects included Google's groundbreaking participation in the FCC's 700MHz spectrum auction, Google's technology facility in The Dalles, OR, Google's efforts to encourage alternative forms of Internet access such as municipal WiFi, and many of the company's business development and acquisition deals. Chris is a frequent public speaker on the subjects of disruptive innovation and public access to the Internet and teaches as an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School at Oxford University. Before joining Google, Chris held a number of executive roles at one of the world's largest web infrastructure companies, Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai Technologies), ultimately responsible for their legal and corporate development efforts. Prior to Speedera, Chris was an attorney with the Silicon Valley law firm of Fenwick & West where he handled venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, and licensing transactions for high-technology clients. Before arriving in Silicon Valley, Chris lived and worked in Europe and Latin America. Chris graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center where he was a member of The Tax Lawyer law review and was honored as the school's Philip A. Ryan and Ralph J. Gilbert Memorial Scholar. He also graduated cum laude from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and was an Edmund Evans Memorial Scholar as well as a Weeks Family Foundation Scholar. Chris is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.