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Steve Jurvetson out at DFJ, VC firm he helped found

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Steve Jurvetson, a founding partner of the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, is out at his firm after an investigation into alleged sexual harassment.

DFJ launched an investigation in October after a woman posted on Facebook that "predatory behavior is rampant" at the company. She did not name any individuals in her post.  

Jurvetson said over Twitter on Monday that he is leaving the firm to "focus on personal matters, including taking legal action against those whose false statements have defamed me."

News of Jurvetson's exit was first reported by Recode. 

A spokeswoman for DFJ did not immediately return a request for comment.

DFJ is one of the best-known venture investors in Silicon Valley, with a portfolio of companies that includes Tesla, SolarCity, Cylance, Foursquare and Redfin. 

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Jurvetson's exit is the latest in a series of damaging revelations of Silicon Valley's sexual harassment problem. Earlier this year, reports that Uber encouraged a culture of sexual harassment led to an exodus of top managers from the ride-hailing company and the resignation of found Travis Kalanick as CEO

Last month, Amazon Studios content head Roy Price resigned in the wake of allegations that he sexually harassed a producer. Robert Scoble, an influential tech writer and personality, resigned from the tech consulting firm he co-founded after he was accused of groping a woman at a party.  

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