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That didn’t last long: Ex-WSJ reporter leaves Sequoia Capital

Jun 26, 2014

Former Wall Street Journal tech reporter Ben Worthen has quietly left venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, just one year after signing on as head of content. His new job is as editor-in-chief and content director of Ready State, a Silicon Valley-based marketing company whose clients already include Google (goog), Intel (intc) and Hewlett-Packard (hpq).

Worthen is one of several tech journalists who had joined VC firms over the past few years, often to create platforms through which the firm's partners and entrepreneurs can create and share content that covers everything from supply chains to hiring. At Sequoia, that platform is called the Grove.

No word yet on why Worthen left Sequoia after such a short tenure, although word is that the firm plans to fill his position.

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