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Nir Kaissar

When Silicon Valley and Social Responsibility Collide

When does bad behavior outweigh the big returns for venture capital?
Photographer: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

Silicon Valley venture capital is no place for socially responsible investors.

Or at least, it increasingly looks that way as accusations of sexual harassment against the industry continue to pile up. The New York Times reported last week that more than two dozen women in technology startups contend that they’ve been sexually harassed, in some cases by prominent venture capitalists who have acknowledged the harassment.