Venture capitalist leaves firm amid controversy

Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson is leaving Silicon Valley’s Draper Fisher Jurvetson investment firm to fight accusations related to a sexual harassment investigation. Jurvetson, an early backer of Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket venture and Tesla electric car company, said in a tweet that he was leaving the firm “to focus on personal matters, including taking legal action against those whose false statements have defamed me.”

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