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David Sacks

David O. Sacks is the Founder and CEO of Yammer, Inc. Sacks was previously the COO of PayPal until its acquisition by eBay. Subsequently, he founded ... More »David O. Sacks is the Founder and CEO of Yammer, Inc. Sacks was previously the COO of PayPal until its acquisition by eBay. Subsequently, he founded Geni.com, a family tree building and networking website. He also produced and financed the hit movie Thank You For Smoking. He has a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

David Sacks Says He Has No Plans To Leave Microsoft, Endorses Marissa Mayer’s Work-From-Home Ban

Yammer founder David Sacks just left the stage at the Launch conference in San Francisco, where he talked about his future at Microsoft and also weighed in on some hot tech topics including Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s new ban on working from home. As someone with a startup background (he ...

Yammer’s David Sacks To Join Us At Disrupt SF

One of the most rational voices in the Valley, David Sacks has hit many of the commonly agreed upon entrepreneurial “milestones,” and he’s only 40. Sacks is part of a mafia (PayPal), he’s had a pivot (MyGeni) and he’s won a TechCrunch startup competition, back when it was ...

Meet the Boss: David Sacks, CEO of Yammer

After producing the Golden Globe-nominated satirical comedy "Thank You for Smoking" in 2005, David Sacks was content to return to his job as a tech entrepreneur. "We created PayPal in three years, and we created a movie in three years," said Sacks, who was chief operating officer ...

Yammer Brings Social Collaboration To SAP

Yammer CEO David Sacks tells us that the connector was a built-in partnership with Freeborders, a certified SAP developer with deep expertise in SAP integration, and SAP actually wasn’t a part of this product. Here’s how it works. The Yammer SAP Connector is a plug-in installed on the ...

Postmates Launches In Brooklyn And Adds David Sacks, Dave Morin, And Bill Lee As Investors

Postmates Launches In Brooklyn And Adds David Sacks, Dave Morin, And Bill Lee As Investors Postmates is expanding its service in the New York City area, crossing the bridge and making its mobile delivery service available in Brooklyn as well as Manhattan. The expansion also comes as the ...

David Sacks: My Lessons From Yammer

David Sacks, founder and chief executive of Yammer. Speaking in San Francisco on Wednesday at Yammer’s law firm– Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe —along with a couple of Yammer’s investors, Yammer founder and Chief Executive David Sacks explained how Yammer got as far as it did and ...

Yammer’s David Sacks On Why The Startup Opportunity Ain’t What It Used To Be (And How Microsoft Inte...

Less than three months after Yammer got bought by Microsoft for $1.2 billion, founder David Sacks says that it is preparing to announce the first signs of integration “soon”. Speaking on the sidelines of the TC Disrupt conference, Sacks said that product announcements are being ...

After Microsoft Deal, Yammer C.E.O. Issues Gloomy Outlook for Silicon Valley's Start-Ups

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg NewsDavid Sacks, chief executive of Yammer David Sacks, the chief executive of Yammer, who recently sold his business to Microsoft for $1.2 billion, is suddenly bearish on start-ups. I think silicon valley as we know it may be coming to an end. In order to ...

Elon Musk And David Sacks Say PayPal Could Top $100 Billion Away From Ebay

... get cut to pieces by Amazon payments or by other systems like Apple and by start-ups if it continues to be part of eBay… It will either wither or be spun out…Carl Icahn can see it, and he’s not exactly super tech savvy.” David Sacks, the former PayPal COO who went on to start Yammer, agrees too...

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Yammer CEO David Sacks

Microsoft just bought Yammer, the social-enterprise startup David Sacks founded four years ago, for $1.2 billion. Sacks is famous in Silicon Valley circles, but most have yet to hear of him. Here's a crib sheet. Career: Briefly worked as a McKinsey consultant; COO of PayPal...

Backed By Yammer’s David Sacks, Fresh Launches A Site For Verified Consumer Gadget Reviews

Yammer founder David Sacks is the startup’s lead investor — Svajian declined to specify how much money the company has raised so far, because he said he hasn’t closed the initial funding round yet...

Disruptions: Let Silicon Valley Eat ... Ramen Noodles?

Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times David Sacks, the founder of Yammer, who sold his company to Microsoft this year for $1.2 billion. The people making money from successful start-ups are spending it, too. Last month, RealtyTrac, a real estate analysis firm, reported that Silicon Valley ...

Announcing The Full TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Agenda

Our amazing Startup Battlefield judges will be taking the stage each afternoon as 30 companies launch on the Disrupt stage, culminating on Wednesday afternoon with Marissa Mayer, Roelof Botha, Michael Arrington, David Lee, Chris Dixon and David Sacks. All Startup Battlefield companies ...

One Month After Selling To Microsoft For $1.2B, Yammer CEO Predicts End Of Silicon Valley

There is a pretty fascinating debate happening right now on David Sacks’ Facebook page. Exactly one month after the Yammer sale to Microsoft closed, Sacks is feeling pretty bearish about the startup ecosystem. “I think Silicon Valley as we know it may be coming to an end …,” ...

Yammer CEO Offers $25,000 To Anyone Who Defects From Yahoo

That’s the word from Yammer CEO David Sacks. Sacks made the pledge on Thursday with a post to Twitter, after spending the last few days lambasting Yahoo over the patent suit it filed against Facebook earlier in the week. On Tuesday, he called on Silicon Valley to take a stand ...

Yammer CEO offers $25K bounty for Yahoo engineers

David Sacks is pissed at Yahoo, and he's hoping its engineers are too. The fallout from Yahoo's sweeping patent lawsuit against Facebook continues. David Sacks, the CEO of Yammer, which is a social network for companies, took to Twitter today to urge Yahoo software engineers to ...

Yammer: $85 Million Funding Round Puts It In The Same League As Workday And Box

Yammer CEO David Sacks told us, "This round gives us the capability to do anything a public company can do, but without the headaches of being a public company. " Total, the company has now raised more than $140 million through five rounds. So what will Yammer do with the money? Launch ...

David Sacks PayPal Exec Hates Meetings

In the early days of PayPal, David Sacks managed over 700 employees as the company's COO. According to an interesting Quora post, Sacks hated meetings while he was leading PayPal. Former senior executive Keith Rabois wrote that Sacks was skeptical of any meeting that ...

Developers see Pasadena as an inland version of Silicon Beach

Entrepreneur David Sacks and Rising Realty have bought three century-old buildings in Old Pasadena and plan to transform them into a hub for tech start-ups. Christopher, left, and Nelson Rising purchased a three-building complex at Raymond Avenue and Holly Street in Pasadena. “We’re ...

'PayPal Mafia' Gets Richer

PayPal’s former operating chief, David Sacks, is now founder and CEO of Yammer Inc., a provider of social-networking software to businesses. Its service is used by more than 100,000 companies. While Sacks isn’t talking about an IPO filing, his startup is benefitting from the ...

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