Tech VC Compares Criticism of 1% to Nazi Persecution of Jews


UPDATE – Jan. 25, 5:15 p.m. ET: KPCB addressed controversial comments made by the firm’s co-founder Tom Perkins via Twitter on Saturday. In its statement, the firm distances itself from Perkins’ comments in no uncertain terms:

Tom Perkins has not been involved in KPCB in years. We were shocked by his views expressed today in the WSJ and do not agree.

— Kleiner Perkins (@kpcb) January 25, 2014

In a controversial letter, venture capitalist Tom Perkins compares the persecution of Jewish people in Nazi Germany to what he says is the current demonization of society’s “one percent.”

Perkins, co-founder of pioneering Silicon Valley venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is taking serious heat for his letter, which was published Friday in The Wall Street Journal. …

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