- Jurvetson co-founded VC firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson
- Mulls legal action against “those who defamed” him
- Firm looks into harassment allegations
Steve Jurvetson said Monday that he would leave the firm he co-founded, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, to focus on personal matters.
Those matters included “taking legal action against those whose false statements have defamed me,” according to a tweet he posted.
The departure comes as Jurvetson is being investigated by his firm for harassment. DFJ issued a statement late last month that during the summer the firm became aware of indirect and second-hand allegations against Jurvetson.
I am leaving DFJ to focus on personal matters, including taking legal action against those whose false statements have defamed me.
— Steve Jurvetson (@dfjsteve) November 13, 2017
Jurvetson’s departure also follows claims in a Facebook post by the entrepreneur Keri Kukral that predatory behavior was rampant at DFJ.
In a statement provided to USA Today, the firm said Jurvetson’s decision to leave the firm was by mutual agreement.
Photo of Steve Jurvetson by Oscar Urizar, Red Eye Collection, for VCJ