Steve Jurvetson Ousted His Own Venture Capital After Sexual Harassment
Famed venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson is leaving his job at Draper Fisher Jurveston in the wake of an investigation into sexual harassment.
DFJ announced the move in a letter to limited partners on Monday. The firm released a statement to Recode that read:
As of today and by mutual agreement, Steve Jurvetson will be leaving DFJ. DFJ’s culture has been, and will continue to be, built on the values of respect and integrity in all of our interactions. We are focused on the success of our portfolio companies, as well as the long-term vision for the firm and will continue to operate with the highest professional standards.
Jurvetson currently sits on the boards of SpaceX and Tesla.
The departure comes as Jurvetson, one of the highest-profile entrepreneurs on Sand Hill Road, was being investigated by his own firm for harassment.
In a one-sentence statement to Recode, Jurvetson said: “I am leaving DFJ to focus on personal matters, including taking legal action against those who have defamed me.”