Silicon Valley News

Woman Who Lost Silicon Valley Sex Suit Appealing Verdict

A woman at the center of a high-profile gender bias lawsuit against an elite Silicon Valley venture capital firm filed an appeal of a jury verdict against her. Alan Exelrod, an attorney for plaintiff Ellen Pao, filed the two-page notice …

Woman Loses California Gender-Discrimination Suit

A jury soundly rejected Ellen Pao’s claims of gender discrimination by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in a case that riveted Silicon Valley for weeks and exposed how women fare in the male-dominated world of venture capital. The verdict followed …

Gender Discrimination Lawsuit in Silicon Valley Goes To Jury

Jurors began deliberating this week in a gender bias case that has drawn attention to the treatment of women in Silicon Valley after hearing an impassioned plea urging them to send a strong message to the venture capital industry. During closing …

Female Senior Partner: No Discrimination at California Investment Firm

One of the most powerful women in venture capital and a well-respected tech investor says she never saw or experienced gender discrimination at the California firm at the center of a $16 million gender bias lawsuit. Mary Meeker is one …

Woman in California Suit Misrepresented Firing, Says Attorney

The woman suing a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm for alleged gender discrimination accepted a generous severance package that gave her a salary, access to her company email and kept her biography on the company website. Yet she immediately …

Ex-Partner Defeats California’s Firm’s Bid for Personnel Records

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, facing gender-bias claims by ex-partner Ellen Pao, may not get access to her performance reviews, complaints about her and other personnel records it sought from her other employers in a case that has focused attention …

Silicon Valley Billionaire Buys Record $201M Life Policy

An unnamed Silicon Valley billionaire has purchased the world’s most valuable life insurance policy, worth $201 million. The man who cobbled the deal together said that it took seven months and 19 insurance companies to put together a deal that …