This might be a picture of all of the women who work in tech who haven’t been sexually harassed. (Image: TerpCamp USA Twitter)
TechCrunch writer Catherine Shu repeatedly declined the advances of 500 Startups venture partner and entrepreneur-in-residence Tristan Pollock but that didn’t stop him from allegedly grabbing her and groping her. Disgusted with what she felt was a continued lack of follow-through on her reporting of the incident to 500 Startups, Shu decided to detail the entire ordeal and its aftermath on TechCrunch. Shu’s piece a harrowing story in a brave report and you should read it.
500 Startups, an apparently prestigious firm in Mountain View, was founded by Dave McClure who recently resigned after a harassment scandal of his own. In a blog post titled, “I’m a creep. I’m sorry.” McClure admitted that he made “advances towards multiple women in work-related situations, where it was clearly inappropriate.”
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