Steve Jurvetson, who began his career in the Silicon Valley as a Wunderkind originator of one of its marquee funding firms, has turned out to be one of its most elevated profile speculators, palling around with its most colorful tech hotshots and supporting its edgiest new businesses. In any case, on Monday, he fell from this elevated position more quickly than skyrocketed two decades earlier. His coworkers at DFJ spent a weekend considering his destiny, sources said—first setting him on leave last Saturday, and finally voting him out on Sunday.
Announcing his departure last week, the company made the following statement: “DFJ’s culture has been, and will continue to be, built on the values of respect and integrity in all of our interactions.”
DFJ’s investigation found, to some degree, an example of contemptibility with women, as indicated from different sources, including additional extra-marital issues that, according to a few, crossed into the professional world. Jurvetson additionally added to a troublesome workplace, a source asserted. The complete reasons for Jurvetson’s termination are still in debate, albeit the two sides say his choice to depart was mutual.
“I have also learned that an ill-advised relationship, where the other person is left feeling hurt, angry or scorned, can have far reaching consequences in the digital age,” Steve Jurvetson said. He added, “I think my personal life, and other people’s personal lives, should stay personal.”
To be clear, nobody has openly risen to claim inappropriate behavior by Jurvetson. Be that as it may, off camera, it seems like individual associates brought about questionable arrangements concerning power exchanges. It started after agents additionally revealed a messy personal life, said different sources — which Jurvetson himself implied in his own open explanation. Those sources said DFJ’s outside agents at the law office Simpson Thacher and Bartlett found from no less than two women — who affirmed their records to Recode — that Jurvetson had professedly done business with various other women during his tenure.