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“PAC Man” Harder’s Legacy: Light-Foxconn

Light-Foxconn – During Harder’s tenure, BVP and others invested $9.7 million into Light, which partnered the following year with Foxconn, a notorious Chinese manufacturing company who became the subject of countless acts of workplace abuse and human rights violations.

Over the course of a decade, it came to light that Foxconn forced employees to work 80 -100 hours of unpaid overtime per month, paid workers as little as $2.11 per hour, and even utilized child labor. The practices resulted in cases of accidental death and numerous instances of suicide and attempted suicide, including a stand-off between authorities and 150 employees threatening mass suicide over the abysmal working conditions.


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.

“PAC Man” Harder’s Legacy: Bright Health

Josh Harder led BVP’s 2016 investment in Bright Health, a health insurance startup that provided hospitals and doctors through a faith-based non-profit hospital operator, Centura Health. The next year, the company would qualify to hike premiums on customers not covered by employer options by 30.7% – a move that was projected to be particularly devastating for Colorado’s rural communities.


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.

“PAC Man” Harder’s Legacy: Blue Apron

“It’s a big company for me… it was a great thing for me to be able to build and have existing.” (Josh Harder, 26 July 2017)

Blue Apron’s beginnings were riddled with OSHA violations, numerous calls to law enforcement, and class action lawsuits. Between August 2015 and September 2016, the company was found to be in violation of more than 10 OSHA regulations and had the distinction of having the “most OSHA violations in the fast-growing, $5 billion meal-kit startup industry, and among the most in perishable prepared-food manufacturing in California.” The company was forced to pay fines for these violations, including many repeat violations, and an incident involving a forklift accident.

In 2017, a class action lawsuit was filed against Blue Apron alleging that the company “failed to adequately disclose material information, misrepresented its challenges with customer retention, delayed orders, and reduced ad spend,” leading to significant losses for shareholders.


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.