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Report: Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar accused of sexual harassment

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Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar is being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

Why it matters: Beyond the headline horribleness of the allegations, Pishevar has been a power player both in technology and political circles, having last year hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at his San Francisco home. He is co-founding partner of venture capital firm Sherpa Capital, whose investments include Airbnb, and also is co-founder and co-executive chairman of transportation startup Hyperloop One (which just renamed itself Virgin Hyperloop One, after partnering with Richard Branson).