Startup founders say politics influences their hiring decisions

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Venture capital firm First Round Capital recently surveyed over 850 startup founders, and 26% said that someone's "perceived or known political affiliation" would influence whether or not that person would be offered a job.

Why it matters: Over 38% of respondants work in the San Francisco Bay Area, where it would be illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of political affiliation.