Vivek Wadhwa: "Enough is enough, Silicon Valley must end its elitism and arrogance"

Raleigh Addington
Raleigh Addington
editor at Chartwell Speakers

Vivek WadhwaVivek Wadhwa, Vice President of Innovation and Research at Singularity University, recently wrote a column in the Washington Post on the arrogance and self-righteousness of venture capitalists in Silicon Valley.

Not long ago, venture capitalists were the kings and kingmakers of the tech industry; when they walked into a room, entrepreneurs bowed. However, now they have largely become irrelevant to start-ups and the tables have turned.

Vivek explains that although venture capitalist attitudes haven’t changed, despite their reduced functionality, the public no longer accepts their frat-boy behaviour, sexism, racism, and arrogance. The irony here is that social media, a technology that the tech industry created, is causing them to be accountable and to change.

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