DIPSHIDIOT S.F. CEO FIRED FOR LSD USE DURING INVESTORS MEETING
A San Francisco tech CEO says he was ousted because he used LSD before a big investors’ meeting
A report by Bloomberg Businessweek says that the idiosyncratic CEO of a San Francisco startup was ousted due to his use of LSD in the workplace.
Justin Zhu, a co-founder and the former CEO of the email marketing firm Iterable, confirmed to Businessweek that the incident did, in fact, happen. He attempted to take a small dose of the hallucinogenic — known in some circles as microdosing — before a key investors’ meeting in 2019.
It didn’t work out. He said that he saw “numbers and images swelling and shrinking on the screen” and that his body felt like it was melting.
Quirks that are now commonplace in tech culture — casual attire during fancy meetings, drug use in the name of bolstering productivity and grandstanding, conceptual thinkers — ended up becoming a thorn in Iterable’s side, per the Businessweek report, despite the company being valued at a couple billion dollars.
Zhu wore cargo shorts to a meeting with a VC firm called Geodesic, a blunder that he says resulted in the firm not investing in Iterable. Another awkward investor meeting drew comparisons to Adam Neumann, the embattled WeWork CEO who had a penchant for lofty, sometimes pretentious conversations.
DAWG SAYS: THIS DIPSHIT DOES NOT SEEM TO UNDERSTAND THE THINGS HE DID WRONG.