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Steve Jurvetson leaves DFJ venture capital firm amid sexual harassment allegations

Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson is leaving Silicon Valley’s Draper Fisher Jurvetson funding firm to battle accusations associated to a sexual harassment investigation. Jurvetson, an early backer of Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket venture and Tesla electrical automotive firm, said in a tweet that he was leaving the firm “to concentrate on private issues, together with taking authorized motion in opposition to these whose false statements have defamed me.” Recode quoted unnamed sources as saying a DFJ investigation “uncovered behaviors by Jurvetson that had been unacceptable associated to a destructive tone towards ladies entrepreneurs.” The investigation is continuous. SpaceX spokesman John Taylor instructed GeekWire in an e-mail that Jurvetson “is on a depart of absence from the SpaceX and Tesla boards pending decision of those allegations.”

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