David Sacks
David Sacks
Founder who backs founders through @craft_ventures. Previously: Created two unicorns, invested in over 20 more. Occasional movie producer. @theallinpodSource
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The Killer D.A.. Chesa Boudin’s Decarceration Disaster

The Killer D.A.. Chesa Boudin’s Decarceration Disaster

Her name was Hanako Abe. Raised in Fukushima, Japan, she lived through the devastating 2011 tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster and emigrated to America to attend university. After graduation in 2018, she settled in San Francisco and worked in commercial real estate. She posted a smiling selfie on Instagram Thursday, announcing her excitement for a new year she would not live to see. Shortly after 4 PM Thursday, she was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while walking in the SOMA district of San Francisco, just 27 years old. Another woman, Elizabeth Platt, 60, was killed...

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Get Ready for the 'No-Buy' List

Get Ready for the 'No-Buy' List

First Big Tech censored speech. Now they want to shut deplorables out of the financial system. By any standard, David Sacks is a super successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He’s invested in companies including Airbnb, Bird, Eventbrite, Facebook, Houzz, Lyft, Palantir, Postmates, Reddit, Slack, SpaceX, Twitter, and Uber. Now he’s a general partner at Craft Ventures. But that’s not the reason to listen to him. It’s because he’s deeply insightful and consistently ahead of the curve on issues including free speech and Big Tech, how to amend Section 230, San Francisco’s meltdown, and...

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China's Huawei Is Winning the 5G Race. Here's What the United States Should Do To Respond

China's Huawei Is Winning the 5G Race. Here's What the United States Should Do To Respond

Blog PostBlog posts represent the views of CFR fellows and staff and not those of CFR, which takes no institutional positions.In 2015, China added the Digital Silk Road (DSR) to its massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). While Beijing uses DSR to offer a suite of technologies to BRI countries, Huawei’s effort to provide next-generation communication networks to countries has drawn the most scrutiny in the United States.U.S. officials have frequently that Huawei is effectively an extension of the Chinese Communist Party. Under China’s 2017 , Huawei, like all Chinese companies and entities,...

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The Killer D.A.. Chesa Boudin’s Decarceration Disaster | by David Sacks | Jan, 2021 | Medium

The Killer D.A.. Chesa Boudin’s Decarceration Disaster | by David Sacks | Jan, 2021 | Medium

Her name was Hanako Abe. Raised in Fukushima, Japan, she lived through the devastating 2011 tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster and emigrated to America to attend university. After graduation in 2018, she settled in San Francisco and worked in commercial real estate. She posted a smiling selfie on Instagram Thursday, announcing her excitement for a new year she would not live to see. Shortly after 4 PM Thursday, she was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while walking in the SOMA district of San Francisco, just 27 years old. Another woman, Elizabeth Platt, 60, was killed...

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