This morning, Bloomberg reported that Fred Destin, formerly of Accel and Atlas Capital, is having difficulty raising his new $100 million fund because of questions that have surfaced surrounding his treatment of women.
The story cited by Bloomberg involved his making advances on a woman at a tech conference, who says she was pitching him about her startup. Bloomberg reported Destin giving the familiar excuse: “He thought they were interacting in a non-business situation.”
Nevermind, it was at an industry event, and she was a founder raising money, and he was a VC. Remember Dave McClure said the same of Sarah Kunst despite texting “I was getting confused figuring out whether to hire you or hit on you...”