Today we’re pleased to announce that Craft Ventures is leading the $20 million Series A round of Roboflow, a powerful developer tool enabling individuals, teams, and enterprises to harness the power of computer vision. We previously led their seed round alongside Lachy Groom in 2020. …


My latest venture with Axel Ericsson unifies social audio and podcasting — and it’s available now in Apple’s App Store.

Today is the public launch of Callin, the first app to offer a new experience we call “Social Podcasting.” …


Today Craft Ventures is thrilled to announce we are leading the $70M Series B in SentiLink through our new Growth Fund. Sentilink is an API-based product to help financial institutions avoid making loans to fraudulent applicants.

SentiLink founders Naftali Harris and Max Blumenfeld were risk leaders at Affirm, and leveraged…


Politico thinks it caught novice political candidate Caitlyn Jenner in a “gaffe” when she tweeted her disgust with San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin’s decision to release a repeat domestic abuser who went on to murder a 7-month old baby. …


Should Big Tech be allowed to cancel the First Amendment?

Yesterday I was interviewed on the Ricochet Podcast to discuss the deplatforming of Trump and Parler and more generally the status of our free speech rights in the era of Big Tech monopolies. What follows is a transcript with minor edits for length and clarity.

Please note:

  • I recognize that…

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…


The First Amendment Provides a Path to Peace for Social Media

Once again, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, and Google found themselves in the hot seat on Capitol Hill last week, grilled by the Senate Commerce Committee. As I predicted in my last post “RIP Section 230,” Twitter and Facebook’s ham-handed censorship of the NY Post has cemented a bipartisan consensus…


How Rudy’s Hard Drive Could Crash the Open Internet

The internet freedom we have long enjoyed owes a tremendous debt to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a 1996 law which greatly aided the development of the Internet by enabling user-generated content. Suddenly, this visionary provision is gravely imperiled…


You think you need a COO. What you really need is an operating philosophy.

Let’s face it: most startups are a shitshow. Perhaps the most pervasive problem afflicting venture-backed startups, once they achieve a basic level of product-market fit, is managing the organizational chaos that results from rapid growth. Almost by definition, this is a chronic challenge of Series A-C stage startups since the…


Today Craft Ventures is excited to announce that we are leading the $35 million Series A in ClickUp, and I will be joining the board. This is one of our largest Series A investments to date, which reflects our confidence in the team and product.

ClickUp is a team collaboration…

David Sacks

General Partner and Co-Founder of Craft Ventures. Previously: Founder/CEO of Yammer. Original COO of PayPal.

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