Seth Levine of Foundry Group: One "Middle-aged Guy's" Reaction to Sexual Harassment in Venture

Seth Levine of Foundry Group on his personal and his firm's reaction to the sexual harassment culture news in venture.
Sue Heilbronner
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September 9, 2017
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Culture
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Seth Levine, partner at Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group, was dismayed to hear the news coming out of Silicon Valley about the sexual harassment and sexual assault claims connected to veritable luminaries in the venture world.

Seth Levine of Boulder-based Foundry Group on Women in Venture
Seth Levine speaking to the MergeLane Teams

Seth and Foundry did what they often do on issues that matter. They moved quickly beyond thought and words to action. Yet this is a complex issue for a firm run by (his words) four middle-aged white guys. They stayed curious, moved carefully, sought extensive input, and continued to ask themselves tough questions about the "right thing" to do.

Hear Seth's thoughts in the aftermath of these difficult disclosures and his views on what venture firms must do to not only be fair and decent but also leverage the meaningful investment opportunities with women-led startups.

Listen in to an intimate conversation with MergeLane co-founder and CEO Sue Heilbronner on the Real Leaders podcast on iTunes or on Soundcloud.

Sue Heilbronner

Sue Heilbronner is the CEO of MergeLane and a Conscious Leadership executive coach and consultant.

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