VC Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence, apologizes to the women he ‘made feel uncomfortable’

 In light of allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual advances, Binary Capital co-founder and managing Partner Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence, he said in a statement provided to TechCrunch, In his apology statement, Caldbeck did not outright admit nor deny the allegations of the female founders who came forward. Instead, he directed his apology “first… Read More

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Uber delivers letter of sexual harassment probe recommendations

 Former Attorney General Eric Holder and Tammy Albarrán announced some highly anticipated recommendations based on an internal harassment probe to employees in an all-hands meeting this morning. That meeting just wrapped up and we’ll be sure to add more here at TechCrunch as we hear more about it. But first, the recommendations letter. The board agreed, after several hours on Sunday… Read More

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Crunch Report | 20 People Fired at Uber

Bozoma Saint John leaves Apple for Uber, 20 people get fired at Uber over sexual harassment, Amazon discounts Amazon Prime for the less fortunate and Pinterest passes a $12 billion valuation. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Uber has fired more than 20 people over harassment probe

 Uber has fired more than 20 people involved in a harassment probe, TechCrunch has confirmed. The ride share company began investigating at least 215 employees after the company was hit with sexual harassment claims earlier this year and has so far found at least 20 employees to be at fault in a wide array of discriminatory, bullying and other harassing actions. First reported in Bloomberg… Read More

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Hillary Clinton discusses diversity and inclusion in Silicon Valley

 Speaking at the PBWC Conference in San Francisco today, Hillary Clinton called on Silicon Valley to improve diversity and inclusion, particularly by introducing paid parental leave policies. Clinton mentioned Uber and its recent sexual harassment scandal as an example of a company struggling with inclusion, and cited Salesforce as a company making positive strides on equal pay. Read More

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