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VC Steve Jurvetson is reportedly leaving Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson, the venture capitalist who currently sits on the boards of Tesla and SpaceX, is leaving his role as partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Recode reports.

His resignation comes after DFJ began investigating allegations of sexual harassment against the founding partner in August. DFJ announced Jurvetson’s departure in a letter to the firm’s limited partners today, according to Recode.

While the letter reportedly did not mention why Jurvetson is leaving, Recode cites sources saying the investigation found instances in which Jurvetson behaved in an unacceptable way toward female entrepreneurs.

In a statement to Recode, however, Jurvetson said he plans on “taking legal action against those who have defamed me.”

I’ve reached out to DFJ and Jurvetson and will update this story if I hear back.

Published at Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:53:34 +0000