FORTUNE -- Ellen Pao has a new job, nearly one year after suing her former partners at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for gender discrimination and retaliation. And it's not at another VC shop. Instead, she's joining social news board Reddit as head of strategic partnerships.
Pao confirmed the move, which was first announced on the Reddit blog by company CEO Yishan Wong. He referred to Pao as a longtime Reddit "lurker," who also has spent the past year as both a formal and informal company advisor.
In the post, Pao offered the following statement to Reddit users:
"I grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey, raised by enginerds on Star Wars, computers and books. I live in San Francisco, via New York City, Boston and Hong Kong. I've worked with dozens of tech companies, traveling to eleven countries on five continents, to help build a variety of consumer and business platform companies. My favorite subreddits are /r/IAmA and /r/pareidolia (I like people even when they're not real). Being part of a community of people who care is inspiring and energizing. reddit has so much to offer so many people, and I'm excited to find partners to help make reddit even more awesome."
As for the Kleiner Perkins lawsuit, things currently are at a bit of a standstill. Kleiner Perkins has appealed a judge's ruling that the case should proceed to trial, rather than to arbitration. A case management conference is now scheduled for June 12 in San Francisco Superior Court.
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Beyond the headlines, he has a track record of charitable giving and promoting civil rights causes.
FORTUNE -- Before he was known in the tabloids and society circles as the guy suing the Dakota apartment building, before he was known in Silicon Valley and the tech community as the husband of Ellen Pao (the woman suing venture firm Kleiner Perkins for sexual discrimination), Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher was perhaps best known -- MOREKatie Benner - Oct 25, 2012 8:11 AM ET
From Harvard to Silicon Valley to Wall Street, they scaled the heights of American business and society. Their marriage was the joining of two superstars. Then they went to war with their elite worlds. Who pays the price in this story?
By Adam Lashinsky and Katie Benner
FORTUNE -- Jan. 20, 2009, was a day of proud and joyous reflection for Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher Jr. The New York hedge fund manager MOREOct 25, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The Silicon Valley saga gets even stranger.
FORTUNE -- Ellen Pao, the venture capitalist who has sued Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for gender discrimination and retaliation, took to Quora last night to announce that she had been fired.
Here was her message, as first discovered by All Things D:
"I have been terminated from my job at KPCB. On Monday afternoon, senior management told me to clean out my office, leave, and MOREDan Primack - Oct 3, 2012 1:47 PM ET
Not all VC gender discrimination suits are created equal.
FORTUNE -- Pantheon Ventures was sued earlier this month by a former employee named Carol Foster, who claimed that she was terminated due to her age and gender.
Some reporters rushed to compare this case to that of Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins, since that's what you get after typing "venture capital" and "gender discrimination" into Google. But these are two very, very MOREDan Primack - Sep 27, 2012 3:30 PM ET
Landmark VC gender discrimination trial kicks off today.
FORTUNE -- So much for those who believed the Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins case wouldn't reach a courtroom. It's happening, this morning at 9:30am PT in San Francisco Superior Court.
No, this won't be where all the case specifics get hashed out, skeletons ripped out of closets, etc. Instead, a judge will rule whether or not the firm can compel arbitration (i.e., make this MOREDan Primack - Jul 10, 2012 11:30 AM ET
Okay. Let's talk about Buddy Fletcher.
FORTUNE -- "Do you know who her husband is?"
I've been asked that question a lot over the past seven weeks, while covering Ellen Pao's gender discrimination lawsuit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. It almost always came from those sympathetic to Kleiner Perkins, as a sleazy insinuation that Pao's marriage certificate invalidated her accusations.
My answer was usually the following: Yes, Pao's husband MOREDan Primack - Jul 5, 2012 2:38 PM ET
Venture capital firm responds to discrimination and retaliation claims.
FORTUNE -- Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers today issued its response to gender discrimination charges filed against the firm last month by one of its female partners, Ellen Pao. In short the venerable venture capital firm is denying all allegations, calling them "flawed and false."
It is important to note that Kleiner's reply is not a line-by-line refutation of Pao's charges. Instead, it is MOREDan Primack - Jun 13, 2012 7:39 PM ET
Kleiner Perkins blew its response to lawsuit.
FORTUNE -- "You're kidding. Send me a copy of the complaint."
That was the 10-word email I received earlier today from a limited partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, after I asked for his reaction to the VC firm being sued by one of its partners for gender discrimination and retaliation related to sexual harassment.
In other words, Kleiner Perkins didn't tell its own investors MOREDan Primack - May 22, 2012 4:54 PM ET
FORTUNE -- Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has been sued by one of its own partners, Ellen Pao, for gender discrimination and retaliation.
In a complaint filed in California Superior Court, Pao accuses the firm of discriminating against female employees, particularly in terms of compensation and promotions, due to their gender.
She also alleges sexual harassment by a former Kleiner Perkins employee, Ajit Nazre, and that the response by MOREDan Primack - May 22, 2012 11:55 AM ET
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