FRAUD FLASHBACKS: Silicon Valley Vance Made Millions Off Big Tech
April 27, 2022
Before he decided to run for U.S. Senate, Silicon Valley Vance was cashing in with Big Tech.
Silicon Valley Vance made many of his millions working for a Big Tech billionaire who has donated $13.5 million to a super PAC that is supporting his campaign. According to CNBC, “a great deal of his [Vance’s] income came from ventures linked to Thiel and other tech investors.” His salary from the Thiel-backed Narya Capital was $408,106 and he valued “other” Narya-related income at more than $1.1 million.
Silicon Valley Vance also made over $125,000 with the Rise of the Rest Fund, a venture capital fund backed by AOL founder Steve Case, former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, former Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman, the Waltons, and the Kochs.
Without a shred of self-awareness, Vance tweeted last year, “Establishment Republican apologies for our oligarchy should always come with the following disclaimer: ‘Big Tech pays my salary.’”
To take a trip down memory lane to 2017, Vance said while hobnobbing at The Aspen Institute, “I was at an event not too long ago where I saw Jeff Bezos and I was wearing a shirt that said Cincinnati across my chest because I was hoping to send a subliminal message to Jeff that if he needs a new Amazon headquarters come to southwestern Ohio.”
“Most Ohioans trying to make ends meet don’t have the luxury of doing it like Silicon Valley Vance, who left Ohio behind to make a fortune in Big Tech. Ohioans are much smarter than Silicon Valley Vance—they see through his hypocrisy and know he is a puppet of Big Tech,” said Michael Beyer, a spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.