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CEO of $2 Billion Startup Ousted for Taking LSD at Work

Justin Zhu, co-founder of Iterable, said he was trying microdosing as a way to boost focus.

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Marketing startup Iterable Inc. dismissed its chief executive officer over violations of company policy, Iterable said in a note to employees on Monday. 

The fired CEO, Justin Zhu, said the board’s chief reason for ousting him was that he took LSD, an illegal drug in the U.S., before a meeting in 2019. Zhu told Bloomberg he was experimenting by taking a limited amount of the drug, or microdosing, in an effort to boost his focus.