Now, in an in-depth report, the New York Times is helping shed more light on the very deep hole that is sexism in Silicon Valley.
In the report, the New York Times spoke with more than two dozen women in the tech industry on what it’s like to be constantly harassed, belittled and propositioned for sex in exchange for venture funding.
The Times reached out to Sacca for comment, however, instead of taking part in the story, Sacca chose to write a lengthy post on Medium titled, “I have more work to do.” “Over the last week, I have spoken with friends, friends of friends, heard from people from my past including stories of how I’d behaved, and read incredibly thoughtful and courageous essays.
In addition to Sacca’s post, 500 Startups also responded to the New York Times story and the accusations leveled against McClure by announcing changes both in leadership and attitude.
Tsai additionally explained that McClure’s role had been limited to fulfilling his obligations to our investors as a general partner months ago due to his behavior.