This kind of story is premature in its conclusions, and Puliatti certainly hasn’t taken time to understand the full scope of what’s going on at Uber, if he is already convinced never to take Benchmark funding. Having been on all sides of this type of crisis, the villains are still to be determined.
Gabriel Puliatti is an up-and-coming company CEO who, at some point in his career, will need to raise money from investors. Don’t count on Benchmark Capital being one of them. After Benchmark filed an unprecedented lawsuit against Uber’s former CEO on Thursday, Puliatti now says there is “no way” that he will accept an investment from one of Silicon Valley’s most prestigious venture capital firms.