Mahesh Murthy Clarifies On The Misconduct Issue; Shares The Entire Conversation

We earlier covered how a woman founder alleged Mahesh Murthy of misconduct.

Mahesh has shared the entire conversation with NextBigWhat and he also decided to name her (i.e. no masking in the screenshot).

The beer i’m referring too is from a brewery I’m an investor in.
Let the reader decide if there was any misconduct. [Mahesh Murthy]

Mahesh Murthy / Woman Founder Conversation
Mahesh Murthy / Woman Founder Conversation

23 Replies

  1. I know for a fact that Mr. Beer-and-More was very hands on with one other woman founder. She made the mistake of going over to his house. Dear Mr. Editor- ask Mr.Beer-and-More what he thinks of women-only travel startups. That should jog his memory.

  2. There may be an undertone of flirting or trying to flirt from his side, but it does not seem like she was discouraging it.

    She seems to be enjoying the attention. Just the same way a struggling actress enjoys the attention from an established film producer/ director etc.

    I’m not saying he’s a dudh ka dhula saint or perfect gentleman. But, if that is the case it seems pretty clear that she is also encouraging him.

    Like most guys who would want to flirt with a pretty girl, he is trying as well. If she wanted she could’ve closed contact and not encouraged him the way she is doing it.

    Why is she doing it? Because, she also wants something from him/ his position. Such is life.

    PS: He may be a creep/ flirt, but neither is she perfect.

    PS: Again, this is all dependent on the “real conversations” they are having / have had before the one posted above. I’d say they should post “ALL their FB conversation so far” if at all you want to see “complete tonality & contant”

  3. “Beer is from my brewery” sounds like Salman Khan saying that he drank water at bar :) :) :)

  4. How much Mahesh Paid you nextbigwhat team for his personal branding where everyone knows the fact. I know this comment will be removed as per the instructions of Mahesh Murthy and I know this is the way journalism works in India. I hope what you will do the day when he will commit the same with your younger sister.

    • I too have a story to spread but rather than going to these presstitutes, I would go to the lawyer and take legal action

    • Dear Unknown (get a name first), Girl has chosen to cry foul and also she is hiding complete facts.
      The way she is chatting doesn’t seem like she was not interested in chatting with him. It is only after Mahesh told her to stop, she thought he misconducted.

      In this whole chat, one sentence said by Mahesh looks a bit weird where he is offering beer, but what do you expect when a girl says she is “getting bored alone”? Is this the way you talk to someone for business?

      I appreciate Mahesh for calling a spade a spade and he left it to us, to decide who is wrong. If he is a molester or Womaniser, he will be punished if he does anything against will of a woman. We need to be objective.

      • Dude..if this happened to your sis or wife, would you react the same way? I can conveniently talk on it as I know Mahesh Murthy and his cheap ways to try to exploit women. Most of the media firms are presstitutes, hence there is no point exposing!
        P.S. I prefer to quote as Unknown rather than a pseudo name.. I am what I am!

  5. Ok beer he is referring to is the brewery related to his investments; very rich guy. But what the crap is the “and more” refer to. Just because some chutia ass got hold of few money, feels GOD has planted brain only in his head? Don’t think your game will go on always MM, else you will also get equal surprise and much much more…

  6. Oh come on. MM has had a reputation for his sexually perverse behaviour for years. He is predatory and creepy towards most women and that’s saying it with respect! Almost everyone knows his tactics of chatting up women – the younger and more vulnerable or in need, the better, to try and get them to give him sexual favours. He is a narcissistic poseur and uses his wealth and business/PR clout to prey on unsuspecting women. He has sexually used and discarded more women over the course of the last two decades than anyone could count. To the disbelievers and blinded bhakts of his: there is no smoke without fire. In this case, a whole forest fire.

    • Thank you for saying this! Being from the start up ecosystem myself I have heard first hand accounts from women who have experienced similar and worse creepy bheaviour from this man and others like him. If you thought Tejpal or Pachauri are creeps you haven’t quite experienced the Mahesh Murthy brand of creepiness yet. He has just not been caught yet. Only a matter of time.

    • There may be an undertone of flirting or trying to flirt from his side, but it does not seem like she was discouraging it.

      She seems to be enjoying the attention. Just the same way a struggling actress enjoys the attention from an established film producer/ director etc.

      I’m not saying he’s a dudh ka dhula saint or perfect gentleman. But, if that is the case it seems pretty clear that she is also encouraging him.

      Like most guys who would want to flirt with a pretty girl, he is trying as well. If she wanted she could’ve closed contact and not encouraged him the way she is doing it.

      Why is she doing it? Because, she also wants something from him/ his position. Such is life.

      PS: He may be a creep/ flirt, but neither is she perfect.

      PS: Again, this is all dependent on the “real conversations” they are having / have had before the one posted above. I’d say they should post “ALL their FB conversation so far” if at all you want to see “complete tonality & contant”

  7. Why the other conversation snapshot shows two different profile pics and this one only one?

    Also opening line in both conversation doesn’t match.

    I also suspected that this happened right after Mahesh was in lime light due to his comments on Zomato, it seems like someone is trying to get overnight media attention and clearly succeeded. If this is yet another marketing gimmick from either of the party then this is a shame on Indian startup ecosystem. Grow up people, you have enough problems to solve in the country. I wouldn’t have wasted my time but this needs to spoken.

    • Because Mahesh Murthy would’ve taken the screenshot all at once, when his profile picture was this one whereas the woman took screenshots at different times.

    • Grow up! Mahesh Murthy has behaved this way of lot of women. Before taking his side think if you would have done the same if she was your sister/wife!

      • do a simple experiment. Go to linkedIN send him some queries about funding. Send 2 from young looking women IDs and 2 from male ids. Use good language….and see the response. Put good pics for the women Ids. See the response speed.

  8. Why the other conversation snapshot shows two different profile pics and this one only one?

    Also opening line in both conversation doesn’t match?

    I also suspected that this happened right after Mahesh was in lime light due to his comments on Zomato, it seems like someone is trying to get overnight media attention and clearly succeeded. If this is yet another marketing gimmick from either of the party then this is a shame on Indian startup ecosystem. Grow up people, you have enough problems to solve in the country. I wouldn’t have wasted my time but this needs to spoken.