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Jessica Livingston

Hit on by VC

21 Aug, 2014

While waiting for an interview with Re/Code, Livingston is hit on by a male investor.

I’m not crazy, right? He was hitting on me? He was offering to invest in our weaker companies as a way to get me on a date, right? Did that just happen? Today, of all days. I just can’t believe it would be today.

Livingston has taken a stand against sexual harassment.

Y Combinator has a zero tolerance policy for inappropriate sexual or romantic behavior from investors toward founders. Don’t even think about doing it. I will find out.

On why she has taken her stand:

There are so many new investors coming into the Valley from New York and everywhere else, and we just wanted to lay that out there. The overt sexual harassment you read about — the men who say they don’t invest in women — I can’t force them to invest in women, but I can say you can’t sexually harass our founders. And so that’s what I did.