Sarah Lacy has spent her career writing about great entrepreneurs. She is well known in tech hot spots around the world for finding them before most other reporters or venture capitalists do. In 2012, she founded PandoDaily.com, a news site dedicated to championing them.
Lacy is also the author of the critically-acclaimed Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0 (Gotham Books, May 2008). Called the definitive book of the Web 2.0 movement, Once You’re Lucky tells the story of how Web 2.0 was born through the eyes of the founders of companies like Facebook, Twitter, Slide, Digg, LinkedIn and others.
In 2009, Lacy decided to follow the flow of capital into the developing world. She bootstrapped a two-year, 40 week journey through the Middle East, South America, Africa, India, China and Southeast Asia looking for the best entrepreneurs Silicon Valley had never heard of. The result was her second book Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos, which was published by John Wiley & Sons in January 2012.
Lacy was previously the senior editor for TechCrunch, a staff writer for BusinessWeek and the founding co-host of Yahoo! Finance’s daily show “TechTicker.” She is a regular guest on NBC’s “Press:Here” and various TV and radio outlets in the United States and around the world. She is a sought-after speaker on the topic of entrepreneurship, delivering keynotes throughout the United States and in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the Middle East. Her books are taught in several entrepreneurship courses in colleges and Universities around the world. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, son and two very old cats.