Mar 27, 2015 · 0 minutes

This press statement just landed in my inbox from Kleiner, moments after the jury delivered their final verdict exonerating the firm from any discrimination against Ellen Pao. The email says the statement should be "attributed to the partners of KPCB."

“Today’s verdict reaffirms that Ellen Pao’s claims have no legal merit. We are grateful to the jury for its careful examination of the facts.

There is no question gender diversity in the workplace is an important issue. KPCB remains committed to supporting women in venture capital and technology both inside our firm and within our industry.” Update:

Ellen Pao has now issued her own statement. As reported on Re/Code, she said:

“I want to thank my family and friends and everyone, male and female, who has reached out to tell me their stories. I have told my story and thousands of people have heard it. My story is their story... If I’ve helped to level the playing field for women and minorities in venture capital, then the battle was worth it... Now it’s time for me to get back to my career.”