ConsenSys Settles Lawsuit With Former Venture Capital Chief Kavita Gupta

The ugly spat involved a pair of dueling lawsuits.

AccessTimeIconApr 6, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Apr 7, 2022 at 2:28 p.m. UTC

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Ethereum software developer ConsenSys AG (aka ConsenSys Mesh) has settled an acrimonious lawsuit with its former head of venture capital, Kavita Gupta.

“ConsenSys Mesh and Kavita Gupta have agreed to settle their respective litigations against each other,” a ConsenSys spokesperson told CoinDesk. “The parties agree that ConsenSys Mesh has not breached any of its contractual obligations to Ms. Gupta.”

Two people with knowledge of the situation had earlier told CoinDesk a settlement agreement had been brokered.

Lawyers for Gupta, who worked at ConsenSys between 2017 and 2019, had filed a complaint against the company and asked for at least $30 million in monetary damages.

ConsenSys AG had responded to Gupta’s lawsuit by filing a legal complaint against her alleging resume fraud in January.

A related company also in the orbit of Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin, ConsenSys Software Inc, was recently valued at $7 billion in a $450 million funding round.

The exact settlement granted to Gupta is not known, but a source told CoinDesk it was “give or take $10 million.”

Another source said the settlement was considerably lower – closer to $3 million.

Lawyers for Gupta declined to comment.

CORRECTION (April 7, 14:28 UTC): ConsenSys AG (aka ConsenSys Mesh) is the party involved in the Gupta lawsuit. ConsenSys Software Inc is the company valued at $7 billion in a recent funding round. Wording that confused the two companies has been removed.

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