In 2014, Bessemer Venture Partners led the Series B financing round for Intercom, which raised $23 million for the company. Around that same time, Intercom CEO Eoghan McCabe was the subject of two sexual harassment complaints filed by employees. He was later accused by different women of inappropriate touching and propositioning a junior sales member. Ultimately, more than half a dozen women left the company citing the CEO’s behavior launching an internal joke of an “Intercom Wexit” (exit of women).
Despite these allegations and at least two related severance payments, Intercom’s Board of Directors – of which BVP is a member – issued a statement of confidence in McCabe’s ability to lead the company.
Immediately prior to his election, Josh “PAC Man” Harder worked at Bessemer Venture Partners, a $4 billion global venture capital firm. Initially hired in the firm’s New York office in 2014, Harder moved to San Francisco in 2016 and was promoted to Vice President where he was charged with “work(ing) closely with BVP’s investing partners to identify entrepreneurial opportunities in mobile, telecom, infrastructure and enterprise applications,” according to a press release dated September 21, 2016.
A trail of layoffs and workplace abuse follow many of Bessemer’s questionable investments throughout Josh Harder’s tenure. Visit JoshHarderPACMan.com for more on Josh Harder’s dubious and extensive network.