Kleiner Perkins Being Sued By Ellen Pao

Posted May 22, 2012

Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers is one of the most prominent venture capital companies in Silicon Valley. The company is being sued by Ellen Pao, an investment partner at the company. The complaint has been filed on May 10th at the San Francisco Superior Court. Pao said that she has been sexually harassed by Ajit Nazre, a former KPCB partner that left the company late last year.

Pao said that she and other female employees at the company were often left out of meetings by the male partners at the firm. She also claims that she has been unfairly passed over for promotions because of her gender and her response to Nazre’s advances. John Doerr, Ray Lane, Bing Gordon, Ted Schlein, Chi-Hua Chien are partners that are being named in the lawsuit.