How Clubhouse brought the culture war to Silicon Valley's venture capital community - 2020-07-16

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F0.png How Clubhouse brought the culture war to Silicon Valley's venture capital community July 16, 2020, Zoe Schiffer, The Verge

On July 1st, a group of venture capitalists and well-known tech elites logged on to the invite-only social platform Clubhouse to discuss a pressing issue in Silicon Valley: journalists canceling CEOs. "When it comes to our industry, specifically how the tech industry is covered, there's a really, really toxic dynamic that exists right now," said Nait Jones, a venture capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz. While some harsh tech coverage was warranted, he said, "there has been kind of an influx of takedowns."

At another point in the discussion, multiple sources tell The Verge that Figs co-founder and co-CEO Trina Spear said she didn't understand what gave the reporters the right to investigate private companies. Instead, she suggested the "markets" should decide.

Spear denied saying this in a statement given to The Verge. "This quote is inaccurate and is being falsely attributed to me. I did not make this statement nor do I agree with its sentiments." Spear did not respond to follow-up questions.

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{{cite news | first = Zoe | last = Schiffer | author2 = Megan Farokhmanesh | title = How Clubhouse brought the culture war to Silicon Valley's venture capital community | url = https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/16/21325678/venture-capitalists-vc-media-silicon-valley-clubhouse-tech-journalists | work = The Verge | date = July 16, 2020 | accessdate = April 4, 2023 }}