C.E.-Bro: Jerks in Silicon Valley
Nicely written article on the “bro” culture in Silicon Valley from the NYTimes. While most of the article focuses (of course!) on Uber, it has examples from others including Zenefits and Quirky. A couple of points that caught my eye:
- In 1999, 10 percent of investing partners at venture capital companies were women. By 2014 the number had declined to 6 percent. Bros in VC support Bros in tech companies.
- None of the 15 biggest tech “unicorns” — start-ups worth more than $1 billion — has a female chief executive
Worth a a quick scan.