List Targets Venture Capitalists Who Hit On Women

By on July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

Silicon Valley start-up incubator Y Combinator has emailed a reporting form to entrepreneurs encouraging them to report sexual harassment by venture capitalists, and is working on an app that allows recipients of unwanted male attention to tell about it. “We don’t call it a blacklist, but that is essentially what is happening,” Kat Manalac, a partner at Y Combinator, told the Washington Post. Several female entrepreneurs told Information, an online magazine, and other media outlets, that they were hit on for sex in return for funding. An attorney at a Washington DC employment law firm said the blacklist and the app could backfire, and some Silicon Valley insiders share those concerns. One claims that venture capitalists will fear talking to women in informal settings, putting them at further disadvantage when it comes to funding.

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