Last Friday, Valley entrepreneur Niniane Wang was alerted to the existence of the upcoming “Women in STEM Gender Summit” in Mountain View at the Computer History Museum. Sounds great, right? Who doesn’t want more Women in STEM? The conference...Show More Summary
We knew this was coming. When we last heard from Justin Caldbeck—the former Binary Capital partner who got the boot after myriad sexual harassment allegations were leveled against him this summer—he was pontificating on the pitfalls of bro culture. Show More Summary
Wired's Nitasha Tiku reports that Justin Caldbeck, a venture capitalist with a number of sexual harassment claims made against him, sent apology emails containing the same wording to multiple recipients. Several women who’ve received the apology emails compared notes and found similar or identical wording in the messages. Show More Summary
For the last week, I’ve intended to write something about the “comeback” of Justin Caldbeck. Everytime, I feel like I need a hazmat suit in order to even start to get into it. When Caldbeck’s victims came forward, with three of them bravely going on the record first, and more following, it was a selfless act of wanting to protect other women in the future...
Since he stepped down amid damning sexual harassment allegations this summer, former Binary Capital partner Justin Caldbeck anointed himself “head of self-reflection, accountability, and change,” in what was apparently not a joke. Months...Show More Summary
Like so many male Silicon Valley founders, Anthony Zhang was shocked when he read that a prominent tech investor, Binary Capital's Justin Caldbeck, was accused of harassing female founders. And then he read that another famous investor,...Show More Summary
When the sexual harassment allegations against Justin Caldbeck surfaced in late June, one of the first Silicon Valley figures to speak out publicly was LinkedIn founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman. In a LinkedIn post, Hoffman wrote that,...Show More Summary
There's been a massive sexism scandal blowing up in Silicon Valley over the last couple of weeks. It began with Justin Caldbeck, a cofounder and managing partner at investment firm Binary Capital. Six women working in the tech industry told The Information that Caldbeck had made inappropriate advances to them while in a business setting. Show More Summary
Dan Primack, reporting for Axios: When Stitch Fix founder Katrina Lake told Lightspeed Venture Partners, an early investor in her company, that (then) Lightspeed partner Justin Caldbeck had sexually harassed her, the firm asked her to sign a non-disparagement agreement. Show More Summary
Binary Capital, the San Francisco-based early stage fund whose cofounder, Justin Caldbeck, resigned this past Sunday, is shutting down for all practical purposes. A source tells Bloomberg that the young firm, which had closed its second fund last year with $175 million in commitments but barely begun to invest that capital, will be wound down. Show More Summary
Justin Caldbeck allegedly used his venture capital fund to trick female tech founders into dates where he propositioned them for sex.
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What impact, if any, Jonathan Teo's apology will have on Binary Capital's implosion remains to be seen; its future now depends on its limited partners.
The fate of Binary Capital is now in the hands of its limited partners. Over a tumultuous weekend, Justin Caldbeck’s leave of absence from Binary Capital has turned into a permanent departure, a second close of $75 million has been put...Show More Summary
Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck resigned from the San Francisco venture capital firm on Sunday following detailed sexual harassment accusations from multiple female tech entrepreneurs. Jonathan Teo, who co-founded the investment group with Caldbeck in 2014, announced the resignation in...
A string of sexual harassment allegations late last week led to venture capitalist Justin Caldbeck first taking a leave of absence and then, over the weekend, resigning outright. On the back of what just happened at Uber Technologies...Show More Summary
TechCrunch has reviewed an email allegedly sent by VC Justin Caldbeck, of Binary Capital, to one of the female founders who have accused him of inappropriate behavior — which suggests he tried to use his influence as an investor to encourage the woman to drop the allegations against him. Read More
What a difference a day makes. When Binary Capital’s Justin Caldbeck was first exposed as a serial predator by The Information, he issued a statement that was, frankly, breathtaking: “I strongly deny The Information’s attacks on my character. Show More Summary
In the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and the resignation of Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck, the firm has delayed closing its second fund, Axios reports. Caldbeck issued a statement saying he would take an indefinite...Show More Summary
Justin Caldbeck, co-founder of Silicon Valley VC firm Binary Capital, apologizes to those he hurt and "to the greater tech ecosystem."