Why Money and Inexperience Are Escalating Sexism at Startups

Written on:July 29, 2014
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It’s a story we’ve come to know well: A freewheeling, young startup founder captures the zeitgeist with a smart idea and attracts investors who are willing to stake him with millions of dollars. Then one day, his private views about gender and sexuality become public, go viral and bring a new kind of scrutiny to his company and career

This might sound familiar to Justin Mateen, the 28-year-old cofounder and chief marketing officer of dating app Tinder. Mateen stands accused of sexual harassment and sex discrimination, according to a lawsuit filed recently in California by Whitney Wolfe, a former Tinder employee Read more…

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