Big Technology

A VC Explains Why VCs Are So Pissed Off Right Now

A conversation with Bloomberg Beta venture capitalist Roy Bahat

Alex Kantrowitz
OneZero
Published in
28 min readSep 25, 2020

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Roy Bahat

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Venture capitalists, founders, and others in the tech industry are feeling pretty raw these days. Once admired as upstarts fighting the status quo, they now feel under siege, under attack for the negative things their products do without being appreciated for how they improve our lives.

Bloomberg Beta head Roy Bahat, a veteran venture capitalist, joins the Big Technology Podcast this week for a nuanced conversation about what’s going with the tech world, how its innovation might be linked to its problems, and how it should handle the criticism.

Kantrowitz: You’re one of the VCs out there that are very public with what you think. You tackle the

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Alex Kantrowitz
OneZero

Veteran journalist covering Big Tech and society. Subscribe to my newsletter here: https://bigtechnology.substack.com.