I stand in support of the victims
Rashmi Sinha

Rashmi —

This piece and your original post just points out the complexities of humans and harassment. I agree with others that timing may be too soon for pointing out Dave’s positives .I’ve too have known Dave for years and found him supportive personally but also extremely inappropriate at times — not only towards women — I’ve often cringed as he stands in flip flops and tshirts and rants — perpetuating the awful bro culture side of startup land [its part of his brand for better and now for worse]. It highlights that sexual harassment can be overt [the many recent cases] and then there is the often subtle and insidious form that has created a culture that disrespects women and their talents. Dave and others can be supportive of woman in general and simultaneously behave radically inappropriately to others. Many male VC’s [and broader male tech world] have lacked understanding of how their often unconscious biases play out.

P.S. So angry on your behalf for your experience. Step down! Have my husband play pretend CEO — sheesh.

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