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500 Startups' Australia accelerator program is axed by its partner before it even launched

500 Startups continues to feel the impact of a sexual harassment scandal involving its co-founder and former managing partner Dave McClure. Two weeks after the closure of its Canada-based fund… 439 more words


Here's the 22nd batch of 500 Startups companies

500 Startups is ramping up its next batch of companies in its early-stage startup program, which this time consists of 36 startups.

The firm’s pitch to companies entering the accelerator has generally been that it can better help support growth and marketing efforts. 844 more words


Dear Men: This Is Why Women Stay Silent When Sexually Harassed

By Animah Kosai

“She didn’t say a word for 3 years?” my male friend remarked on Cheryl Yeoh’s revelation that she had been sexually assaulted by Dave McClure. 673 more words

Rape Culture

Tech's term sheets of harassment

Silicon Valley is coming to terms with courageous women sharing their painful and disturbing experiences of sexist, misogynistic behavior and unwanted advances of venture capitalists like… 755 more words


The need for industry-wide investor/founder sexual harassment policy

Startup founders deserve formal protection from sexual harassment by investors. Yet despite the clear power imbalance between these groups, traditional harassment statute does not adequately shield founders because they are nottechnically employees of the venture capitalists. 903 more words


500 Startups LPs Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein react to Dave McClures resignation

Earlier today, TechCrunch reported that 500 Startups co-founder Dave McClure, who had already stepped down as CEO, has resigned from his general partner role. Now, Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein, who are limited partners in 500 Startups, have spoken out about his abdication in the interests of allegations of sexual misconduct. 402 more words