Story sent by Wamika Iyer (Founder of FrshDay.in) from Mumbai, while seeking help from a mentor for setting up my startup to the next level..this is the challenge that I came across.
It is shocking and sad to see the “famous” Venture capitalists, who are mentors and action figures to millions of young entrepreneurs, trying to exploit the rising women entrepreneurs. These men are the worst kind of insects that exist in our society, even worse than uneducated rapists.
Following are the screenshots of snippets of the personal conversation that I had with this man, whom I considered as a dignified respectable senior, until I saw his true colors.
Mahesh Murthy is misogynistic does not encourage woman specific issues and here’s what he said after his event on women entrepreneurs
If he does not have an idea about women entrepreneurship, how can he be a guest to educate other fellow juniors??
The level of indecency that Mahesh Murthy shows while having professional conversations with women entrepreneurs is sickening. This pervert, Mahesh Murthy, greets women with inappropriate phrases, which will make you uncomfortable, as below:-
Inspite of telling him in a subtle and direct way that I am uncomfortable, he still wouldn’t stop his nonsense talks.
I’ve known many such cases where this Mahesh Murthy has used his power to exploit girls through sexual harassment. This so called ‘Venture Capitalist’ is the one who considers himself an example to budding entrepreneurs.
Guys, c’mon, let us not fall prey to such filthy people. Let us spread awareness on such people on whom hundreds of girls fall victim to. Let this not be the future. We need to take strict action against such people else they would continue such actions on innocent- and before he tries it on your wife/sister/friend, stand up and take some action against it!
Another Victim – Couple of days before
This story comes a day after another women entrepreneur Pooja chauhan Co founder of Vayuz.com raised similar concerns on her linked in page about mahesh murthy.
“I wished Mahesh Murthy Merry Christmas n a new year I got a response something like that. Unfortunately my LinkedIn app allows me to add only one picture but I want to know from my fellow entrepreneurs and investors do we deserve this ? So next time when you talk to investors you should mentally prepare yourself.”
Last Year another women founder named Supriya Sahoo also reported a similar incident via FB chat.
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