“Y Combinator’s recent mashup with the American Civil Liberties Union has raised some questions and concerns. The main concerns are around how YC and Silicon Valley influences will mix with the ACLU and its mission, as well as YC’s connection with Peter Thiel, a part-time partner at YC.”
“Regarding Thiel, Bell said she suspects Thiel has little to do with YC’s day-to-day operations. Bell also noted that she doesn’t think YC should have cut ties with Thiel when he came out in support of Trump.
“I don’t think people should be concerned (about Thiel’s connection with YC),” Bell told TechCrunch via a Twitter DM. “He’s not running YC, and as far I’ve seen, as a YC alum, Thiel has nothing to do with its nonprofit program. Plus he’s had ridiculous views for years on women, for example, and funded FB, but nobody has stopped using FB over any of his views and he still sits on their board, even.”
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