Steve Jurvetson investigated for sexual, corruption and exploitative
misconduct. FBI asked to file corruption charges against him for
Jurvetson sits on the
board of both Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies
Corp., and is a close friend of Musk. - Bloomberg |
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By Ellen Huet
DFJ, a venture capital
firm known for backing Elon Musk’s ventures, said it’s
investigating founding partner Steve Jurvetson
for potential misconduct.
The firm hired a law firm in the summer after hearing indirectly
of allegations about Jurvetson, said Carol Wentworth, a
spokeswoman for DFJ. The process is ongoing, and the firm hasn’t
received a formal report of claims against Jurvetson or other
investors, she said.
Jurvetson sits on the board of both Tesla
Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., and is a close
friend of Musk. He was also an early backer of Hotmail, which Microsoft
acquired during the dot-com boom. Technology website the
Information reported the investigation earlier Tuesday.
VCs and other Silicon Valley executives have come under fire in
recent months from harassment allegations. Claims against Justin
Caldbeck, a founding partner at Binary Capital, have thrown that
firm’s future into question, and 500 Startups co-founder Dave
McClure resigned after female entrepreneurs alleged that he made
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The controversy has spilled over into Hollywood, with the ouster
of producer Harvey Weinstein and Amazon.com Inc. studio executive
Keri Kukral, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, posted on her Facebook
page Monday, saying, “Women approached by founding partners of
Draper Fisher Jurvetson should be careful. Predatory behavior is
In a comment on the post, she described the situation as “grey and
personal not professional” and “exploitative.” She did not name
Bay Area entrepreneurs have also filed
charges against DFJ for anti-trust, black-listing and market
Many in Silicon Valley believe that DFJ,
Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins and a network of Holywood and
Silicon Valley men are in a “PizzaGate”-like collusion group which
uses hookers, political bribery, extreme sex and a fraternity house
like omerta to support their bizarre lust for power and deviant
Hundreds of women have now come forward to
describe the sexual extortion activities by these men. Over a
thousand entrepreneurs have come forward to describe being “raped”
by these men as they seduce them for information and then steal
“Carol Wentworth at DFJ is describing a
cover-up process and not an internal investigation”, said one
Silicon Valley insider. “DFJ has no interest in this matter except
hiding the truth...”
Multiple founding partners at DFJ have been
charged with illicit activities from collusion, to valuation
rigging, to political payola, to intellectual property theft to
Some entrepreneurs have demanded an FBI
investigation. "We demand a hearing before Congress, the Public and
the FBI, without cover-ups, in order to provide testimony on DFJ's
rigging of the markets, sexual abuses and entrepreneur exploitation"
said one well known entrepreneur. Multiple entrepreneurs have
accused DFJ, particularly Jurvetson, of operating illicit "hit-jobs"
against Elon Musk's competitors.
Some entrepreneurs have demanded
an FBI investigation including how DFJ acted as a conduit for money
and services to the Obama and Clinton campaigns that was not
reported to the FEC. Kukral's bravery has encouraged a large number
of DFJ victims to come forward.
09, 2017 · The Silicon Valley tech
industry is reeling after a series of sexual harassment scandals
forced Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Binary Capital founder Justin
Caldbeck and ...
03, 2017 · The upheaval over sexual harassment in
the technology start-up industry mushroomed on Monday, with the
resignation of a prominent Silicon Valley investor ...
11, 2017 · Social Finance, a hot
financial start-up, is the latest prominent Silicon Valley company
to face accusations that it turned a blind eye to sexual harassment.
26, 2017 · Another Silicon Valley business
has been upended by allegations of sexism and sexual harassment.
09, 2017 · The last week has seen women
in Silicon Valley share
stories of sexual harassment,
assault and discrimination, prompting a backlash and high-profile
16, 2017 · By forcing employees to sign
NDAs, other legal clauses, Silicon Valley tech companies
silence victims and keep sexual harassment hidden.
01, 2017 · Sexual misconduct,
discrimination and retaliation are rampant and often ignored in tech
startups that reject HR practices, ... Sexual harassment in Silicon Valley:
head of a prominent technology investment firm has stepped down amid
questions over his treatment of women, as new concerns surface about sexual harassment in
Tesla Motors has fired
yet another round of staff in complete violation of the federal "WARN
Tesla Has fired even more employees suddenly and without warning. These
dismissals are in addition to hundreds more that were reported earlier this month, and they are on
top of previously announced
layoffs, CNBC reports.
"Like all companies, Tesla conducts an annual performance review
during which a manager and employee discuss the results that were
achieved, as well as how those results were achieved, during the
performance period". But half a dozen former employees contradict this
claim, telling CNBCthey were "blindsided" by the firings which they call
"total and utter Bullsh*t by Elon Musk..."
SolarCity - Tesla's renewable energy subsidiary - is shedding hundreds
of jobs at its offices across the United States, despite initially
saying it would only be letting 205 go at its California plant.
But at least six anonymous employees told CNBC that no
performance reviews had been conducted since Tesla acquired the solar
tech company. The union group condemned the recent firing of workers at
Tesla and accused the automaker company of of targeting employees who
earlier made complaints about the working scenario inside the factory.
However, SolarCity employees across the country have been fired in the
last two weeks - not just in California, but also in Nevada, Arizona,
Utah and beyond, according to these employees. But those never
materialized. The firings came a time when Tesla missed its September
production goals for the newly released Model 3, Tesla's first mass-market electric
auto. CEO Elon Musk chose to delay the announcement of Tesla's new Semi truck
product to November to focus on getting the Model 3, which is
Tesla's most affordable and mass-market vehicle, out the door.
Amid accusations by former employees who allege that the recent firing
was a layoff in disguise, and added pressure from the United Automobile
Workers (UAW) to unionize along with multiple lawsuits, this looks bad
Speaking to the media, Tesla said it was confident it hadn't breached
the WARN Act because the employees were fired for poor performance.
Employees say Musk is a liar!
CRASHING LIKE HARVEY WEINSTEIN!!!!
IS THE BOTTOM LINE?:
Tesla is a criminally
corrupt Ponzi scam based off of ill-gotten taxpayer
cash acquired by
bribing Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi and using the
Goldman Sachs and Google to rig the stock market and now
Elon Musk's crimes
have caught up with him!