Investor Steve Jurvetson steps down amid sexual misconduct probe

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Prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson has stepped down from the firm he co-founded, Draper Fisher Jurveston, reportedly following sexual harassment allegations. In a statement Monday, the company said Jurvetson was leaving by “mutual agreement,” but did not disclose a reason. Recode reported his departure came after an internal investigation found he exhibited unacceptable behavior toward female entrepreneurs. In August, USA Today reported the company was investigating sexual harassment allegations against Jurvetson. In a tweet Monday, Jurvetson said: “I am leaving DFJ to focus on personal matters, including taking legal action against those whose false statements have defamed me.” Jurvetson will also take a leave of absence from boards of Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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