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Sarah Lacy          

Founder, Editor-in-Chief & CEO, PandoMedia

Sarah Lacy knows great entrepreneurs. After more than a decade covering business in Silicon Valley, 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 is her second book, Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos, which Fortune called "an outstanding piece of journalism" (Wiley, February 2011).

Lacy is well known in tech hot spots around the world for finding great entrepreneurs before most other reporters or venture capitalists do. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the newly launched tech news site PandoDaily.com. Previously, she was the senior editor at TechCrunch.com, the largest blog on tech entrepreneurship in the world. She 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.

Before that, Lacy was a staff writer for Businessweek and the founding co-host of Yahoo! Finance's daily show "TechTicker." Lacy 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 London, Paris, South Africa, Israel, and Indonesia. Her books are taught in several entrepreneurship courses in colleges and universities around the world.

Speech Topics


Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How a New Breed of Global Entrepreneur is Changing the Planet

Called "a fascinating new gem of a book" that "[gets] inside the heads of idea people," technology speaker Sarah Lacy's newest book, Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky, is the basis of this keynote speech, in which she profiles some of the emerging world's most fascinating and creative entrepreneurs. To tell the story, Lacy spent 40 weeks traveling through Asia, South America, and Africa, hunting down the world's most impressive entrepreneurs who are turning local turmoil into opportunity. Throughout this presentation, Lacy shines a spotlight on innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the world, providing messages that inspire and illustrating each one with fascinating, revealing stories from her travels.

Beyond Call Centers and Microfinance: The Real Promise of Business in the Emerging World

Nothing to Lose: Why the American Dream Worked Too Well

Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rise of Web 2.0

News


Sarah Lacy on AOL Acquisition of TechCrunch: Video - Bloomberg

Sarah Lacy, a former senior editor at TechCrunch, talks about AOL Inc.'s acquisition of TechCrunch Inc. last year and her decision to leave the technology blog.

Sarah Lacy on AOL Acquisition of TechCrunch: Video - Bloomberg

Sarah Lacy, a former senior editor at TechCrunch, talks about AOL Inc.'s acquisition of TechCrunch Inc. last year and her decision to leave the technology blog.

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