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== Physical violence ==
 
== Physical violence ==
   
* [http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelarrington Michael Arrington] (founder of TechCrunch and founding partner of CrunchFund) [http://gawker.com/5993507/former-friend-of-michael-arrington-says-hes-heard-abuse-allegations-before-its-been-the-worst-kept-rumor-in-the-valley-for-years has multiple allegations of physical and sexual violence towards past partners.]
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* [[Michael Arrington]] (founder of [[TechCrunch]] and founding partner of CrunchFund) [http://gawker.com/5993507/former-friend-of-michael-arrington-says-hes-heard-abuse-allegations-before-its-been-the-worst-kept-rumor-in-the-valley-for-years has multiple allegations of physical and sexual violence towards past partners.]
 
* [http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-bilzerian/a0/3ba/b34 Dan Bilzerian] (venture capitalist and trust-fund child of corporate takeover specialist/ex-convict [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bilzerian Paul Bilzerian]) [http://gawker.com/instagram-playboy-throws-naked-porn-star-off-his-roof-1567637853 threw a model off a roof during a Hustler shoot and broke her foot.]
 
* [http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-bilzerian/a0/3ba/b34 Dan Bilzerian] (venture capitalist and trust-fund child of corporate takeover specialist/ex-convict [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bilzerian Paul Bilzerian]) [http://gawker.com/instagram-playboy-throws-naked-porn-star-off-his-roof-1567637853 threw a model off a roof during a Hustler shoot and broke her foot.]
 
* [https://www.linkedin.com/pub/joe-lonsdale/0/5a2/669 Joe Lonsdale] (founder Palantir, partner at VC firm Formation 8, and principle at Clarium Capital) was banned from Stanford's campus for 10 years after allegations of repeated sexual assault and abuse from a student he mentored through a Stanford program. He is [http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/28/formation-8-and-palantir-joe-lonsdale-lawsuit/ now being sued for damages] related to an alleged series of rapes of that student.
 
* [https://www.linkedin.com/pub/joe-lonsdale/0/5a2/669 Joe Lonsdale] (founder Palantir, partner at VC firm Formation 8, and principle at Clarium Capital) was banned from Stanford's campus for 10 years after allegations of repeated sexual assault and abuse from a student he mentored through a Stanford program. He is [http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/28/formation-8-and-palantir-joe-lonsdale-lawsuit/ now being sued for damages] related to an alleged series of rapes of that student.
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* Pavel Curda (European angel investor) [http://valleywag.gawker.com/one-woman-finally-calls-out-a-tech-investor-for-creepy-1623490558 propositioned multiple women who pitched to him.]
 
* Pavel Curda (European angel investor) [http://valleywag.gawker.com/one-woman-finally-calls-out-a-tech-investor-for-creepy-1623490558 propositioned multiple women who pitched to him.]
 
* [http://valleywag.gawker.com/vc-firm-settles-sickening-sexual-harassment-suit-from-f-1638747354 CMEA Capital settled] a lawsuit alleging "pervasive and severe" harassment by chief operating partner [http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnlhaag John Haag] out of court. According to ValleyWag, "The allegations are not limited to Haag. The complaint also says that management was aware of the problem—the firm's founder warned that Haag was a "predator"—and that the women faced retaliation from CMEA employees after they reported the allege."
 
* [http://valleywag.gawker.com/vc-firm-settles-sickening-sexual-harassment-suit-from-f-1638747354 CMEA Capital settled] a lawsuit alleging "pervasive and severe" harassment by chief operating partner [http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnlhaag John Haag] out of court. According to ValleyWag, "The allegations are not limited to Haag. The complaint also says that management was aware of the problem—the firm's founder warned that Haag was a "predator"—and that the women faced retaliation from CMEA employees after they reported the allege."
* [https://twitter.com/Garza_Girl/status/564147524538093570 @garza_girl describes] a comment about her breasts at the 2015 Crunchies from a "pre-IPO eBay exec."
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* [https://twitter.com/Garza_Girl/status/564147524538093570 @garza_girl describes] a comment about her breasts at the 2015 [[TechCrunch|Crunchies]] from a "pre-IPO eBay exec."
   
 
== Racism and sexism ==
 
== Racism and sexism ==
   
 
* [http://www.linkedin.com/in/davemcclure Dave McClure] (founding partner of 500 Startups and former O'Reilly Media conference organizer) [http://valleywag.gawker.com/star-investor-dave-mcclure-calls-woman-lying-bitch-du-500212536 called a woman a lying bitch at a talk.]
 
* [http://www.linkedin.com/in/davemcclure Dave McClure] (founding partner of 500 Startups and former O'Reilly Media conference organizer) [http://valleywag.gawker.com/star-investor-dave-mcclure-calls-woman-lying-bitch-du-500212536 called a woman a lying bitch at a talk.]
* [http://www.linkedin.com/in/paulgrahamyc Paul Graham] (co-founder of Y Combinator) [http://www.forbes.com/sites/85broads/2011/05/16/the-false-choice-between-babies-and-startups/ said he would probably not co-found a company with a young woman because she might give birth.] Seems [http://valleywag.gawker.com/paul-graham-says-women-havent-been-hacking-for-the-pa-1490581236 oblivious to the fact that women have used computers for as long as computers have existed.] Famously [http://valleywag.gawker.com/want-vc-cash-from-this-guy-dont-talk-like-a-foreigner-493111718 panned CEOs with "strong foreign accents"] but [http://paulgraham.com/accents.html insisted this wasn't racist]. Said that programmers in India [http://tim.dreamwidth.org/1852447.html "aren't real programmers"].
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* [http://www.linkedin.com/in/paulgrahamyc Paul Graham] (co-founder of [[Y Combinator]]) [http://www.forbes.com/sites/85broads/2011/05/16/the-false-choice-between-babies-and-startups/ said he would probably not co-found a company with a young woman because she might give birth.] Seems [http://valleywag.gawker.com/paul-graham-says-women-havent-been-hacking-for-the-pa-1490581236 oblivious to the fact that women have used computers for as long as computers have existed.] Famously [http://valleywag.gawker.com/want-vc-cash-from-this-guy-dont-talk-like-a-foreigner-493111718 panned CEOs with "strong foreign accents"] but [http://paulgraham.com/accents.html insisted this wasn't racist]. Said that programmers in India [http://tim.dreamwidth.org/1852447.html "aren't real programmers"].
* [[Peter Thiel]] (Facebook board member, LinkedIn investor, and Clarium Capital founder and president) [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/21/1093450/-Facebook-Billionaire-Peter-Thiel-It-sucks-that-women-have-the-vote said women getting the vote was disastrous for U.S. democracy.]
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* [[Peter Thiel]] ([[Facebook]] board member, LinkedIn investor, and Clarium Capital founder and president) [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/21/1093450/-Facebook-Billionaire-Peter-Thiel-It-sucks-that-women-have-the-vote said women getting the vote was disastrous for U.S. democracy.]
   
 
== Naiveté ==
 
== Naiveté ==
   
* [http://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncalacanis Jason Calacanis] (founder and CEO of inside.com, Uber angel investor, and former "entrepreneur in action" for Sequoia Capital): [http://gawker.com/5981825/racism-doesnt-exist-in-tech-because-white-tech-blog-millionaire-jason-calacanis-has-never-seen-it claims racism doesn't exist in blogging.]
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* [http://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncalacanis Jason Calacanis] (founder and CEO of inside.com, [[Uber]] angel investor, and former "entrepreneur in action" for Sequoia Capital): [http://gawker.com/5981825/racism-doesnt-exist-in-tech-because-white-tech-blog-millionaire-jason-calacanis-has-never-seen-it claims racism doesn't exist in blogging.]
 
* [http://www.linkedin.com/in/pmarca Marc Andreessen] (cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and co-founder of [[:Category:Mozilla|Mozilla]] predecessor Netscape) [https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/458366210598400001 tweeted support of Tom Preston-Werner after he departed GitHub in the midst of a sexual harassment scandal.] Claimed [https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/473217503447891969 "technology driven change disproportionately benefits the poor"]. Blows off women who [https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/472525783009722369 tell him that VCs overlook women who found startups]. Claimed [https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/515753307856310272 "Silicon Valley is nerd culture, and we are the bro's natural enemy"] and [https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/515755670319017985 "99.9999% of nerds I have known have zero frat in them."]
 
* [http://www.linkedin.com/in/pmarca Marc Andreessen] (cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and co-founder of [[:Category:Mozilla|Mozilla]] predecessor Netscape) [https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/458366210598400001 tweeted support of Tom Preston-Werner after he departed GitHub in the midst of a sexual harassment scandal.] Claimed [https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/473217503447891969 "technology driven change disproportionately benefits the poor"]. Blows off women who [https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/472525783009722369 tell him that VCs overlook women who found startups]. Claimed [https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/515753307856310272 "Silicon Valley is nerd culture, and we are the bro's natural enemy"] and [https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/515755670319017985 "99.9999% of nerds I have known have zero frat in them."]
 
* [https://www.linkedin.com/in/benedictevans Benedict Evans] recently used some [https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/562357161485803520 clueless language] and then later [https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/569922632482750464 tone-policed Melinda Byerley on Twitter].
 
* [https://www.linkedin.com/in/benedictevans Benedict Evans] recently used some [https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/562357161485803520 clueless language] and then later [https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/569922632482750464 tone-policed Melinda Byerley on Twitter].
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* Ray Lane [http://www.businessinsider.com/kleiner-perkins-ellen-pao-lawsuit-sex-scandal-silicon-valley-2012-6#ray-lane-allegedly-told-pao-to-solve-her-problem-by-marrying-nazre-7 allegedly advised a woman KPCB partner being harassed by another KPCB partner to solve the problem by marrying her harasser. Lane also married an employee who reported directly to him.] Amity Shlaes wrote an op-ed on the lawsuit titled [http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2012-05-30/women-win-in-venture-capital-when-they-don-t-sue Women Win in Venture Capital When They Don’t Sue], which serves to remind us that [[Not all geek women are feminists|not all geek women are feminists]]  and of [[Harming the community|accusations of harming the community]] as a silencing tactic.
 
* Ray Lane [http://www.businessinsider.com/kleiner-perkins-ellen-pao-lawsuit-sex-scandal-silicon-valley-2012-6#ray-lane-allegedly-told-pao-to-solve-her-problem-by-marrying-nazre-7 allegedly advised a woman KPCB partner being harassed by another KPCB partner to solve the problem by marrying her harasser. Lane also married an employee who reported directly to him.] Amity Shlaes wrote an op-ed on the lawsuit titled [http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2012-05-30/women-win-in-venture-capital-when-they-don-t-sue Women Win in Venture Capital When They Don’t Sue], which serves to remind us that [[Not all geek women are feminists|not all geek women are feminists]]  and of [[Harming the community|accusations of harming the community]] as a silencing tactic.
 
* Also see: [http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/3/8141053/ellen-pao-kleiner-perkins-venture-capital "The Ellen Pao trial is spilling Silicon Valley secrets"], Nitasha Tiku
 
* Also see: [http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/3/8141053/ellen-pao-kleiner-perkins-venture-capital "The Ellen Pao trial is spilling Silicon Valley secrets"], Nitasha Tiku
[[Category:Incidents]]
 
   
 
== Academic research and other systemic studies ==
 
== Academic research and other systemic studies ==
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** "Women getting VC funding <nowiki>[in 1999]</nowiki> amounted to only 5 percent of the total, compared to 15 percent today."
 
** "Women getting VC funding <nowiki>[in 1999]</nowiki> amounted to only 5 percent of the total, compared to 15 percent today."
 
** "The continued gender gap in investment is especially puzzling in light of multiple studies released in recent years that have shown that companies with women in senior positions are more likely to succeed than those that are all-male."
 
** "The continued gender gap in investment is especially puzzling in light of multiple studies released in recent years that have shown that companies with women in senior positions are more likely to succeed than those that are all-male."
 
[[Category:Incidents]]
 
[[Category:Issues]]
 
[[Category:Issues]]
 
[[Category:Harassment]]
 
[[Category:Harassment]]

Revision as of 02:44, 31 March 2015

Physical violence

Sexual harassment

  • Pavel Curda (European angel investor) propositioned multiple women who pitched to him.
  • CMEA Capital settled a lawsuit alleging "pervasive and severe" harassment by chief operating partner John Haag out of court. According to ValleyWag, "The allegations are not limited to Haag. The complaint also says that management was aware of the problem—the firm's founder warned that Haag was a "predator"—and that the women faced retaliation from CMEA employees after they reported the allege."
  • @garza_girl describes a comment about her breasts at the 2015 Crunchies from a "pre-IPO eBay exec."

Racism and sexism

Naiveté

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) Alumni

Academic research and other systemic studies

  • Women Are Disappearing From Venture Capital - Karen E. Klein for Businessweek, citing this research.
    • "The vast majority of U.S. venture capital investments go to companies led exclusively by men."
    • "Only 15 percent of nearly 7,000 VC-backed companies analyzed had a woman executive."
    • "The total proportion of women VC partners has dropped to 6 percent, from 10 percent in 1999."
    • "Women getting VC funding [in 1999] amounted to only 5 percent of the total, compared to 15 percent today."
    • "The continued gender gap in investment is especially puzzling in light of multiple studies released in recent years that have shown that companies with women in senior positions are more likely to succeed than those that are all-male."