Tech leaders are taking a stand against Donald Trump.
In a scathing open letter posted by former Twitter vice president Katie Stanton, leaders from some of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies, venture-capital firms, and startups voiced their concerns about a Trump presidency – specifically, that Trump “stands against the open exchange of ideas, free movement of people, and productive engagement with the outside world that is critical to our economy.”
The letter is signed by more than 140 tech leaders, including:
CEOs of relatively young tech companies and startups such as Box, Twilio, Slack, TaskRabbit, and Tumblr.Well-known VCs and investors like Vinod Khosla, Pierre Omidyar, Shervin Pishevar, and Chris Sacca.Tech industry veterans like former Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior, Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, and Interactive Corp. CEO Barry Diller.
Tech leaders who openly support Trump are rare, with the exception of Peter Thiel, who is a delegate for Trump and will speak at the Republican National Convention next week.
Here’s the full list of signatories:
Marvin Ammori, General Counsel, Hyperloop OneAdrian Aoun, Founder/CEO, ForwardGreg Badros, Founder, Prepared Mind Innovations; Former Engineering VP, FacebookClayton Banks, Co-Founder, Silicon HarlemPhin Barnes, Partner, First Round CapitalNiti Bashambu, Chief Analytics Officer, IAC ApplicationsJohn Battelle, Founder/CEO, NewCo, Inc.Ayah Bdeir, Founder/CEO, Little BitsPiraye Beim, Founder/CEO, CelmatixMarc Bodnick, Co-Founder, Elevation PartnersJohn Borthwick, Founder/CEO, BetaworksMatt Brezina, Co-Founder, Sincerely and XobniStacy Brown-Philpot, CEO, TaskRabbitBrad Burnham, Managing Partner, Union Square VenturesStewart Butterfield, Co-Founder/CEO, SlackTroy Carter, Founder/CEO, Atom FactorySukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder/CEO, JoyusVint Cerf, Internet PioneerAmy Chang, Founder/CEO, AccompanyAneesh Chopra, President, NavHealth; Former US CTOPatrick Chung, General Partner, XfundTod Cohen, General Counsel, StubHubStephen DeBerry, Founder/Managing Partner, Bronze InvestmentsPeter Diamandis, Entrepreneur; Author,AbundanceandBOLDBarry Diller, Chairman, Expedia and IACEsther Dyson, Executive Founder, Way to Wellville; InvestorAmy Errett, Founder/CEO, Madison ReedCaterina Fake, Founder/CEO, Findery; Co-Founder, FlickrChristopher Farmer, Founder/CEO, SignalFireBrad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group; Co-Founder, TechstarsJosh Felser, Co-Founder, Freestyle Capital & ClimateXHajj Flemings, Founder/CEO, Brand Camp UniversityNatalie Foster, Co-Founder, PeersDavid Grain, Founder/Managing Partner, Grain Management, LLCBrad Hargreaves, Founder/CEO, CommonDonna Harris, Co-Founder/Co-CEO, 1776Scott Heiferman, Co-Founder/CEO, MeetupDavid Hornik, General Partner, August CapitalTerry Howerton, CEO, TechNexusReed Hundt, Former Chair, FCCMinnie Ingersoll, COO, Shift TechnologiesSami Inkinen, Founder/CEO, Virta Health; Co-Founder, TruliaCraig Isakow, Head of Revenue, Shift TechnologiesRev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., President and Founder, Rainbow PUSH CoalitionIrwin Jacobs, Founding Chairman/CEO Emeritus, Qualcomm IncPaul Jacobs, Executive Chairman, Qualcomm IncLeila Janah, Founder/CEO, Sama & LaxmiSujay Jaswa, Former CFO, Dropbox; Founder, Witt Capital PartnersMark Josephson, CEO, BitlySep Kamvar, Professor, MITDavid Karp, Founder/CEO, TumblrJed Katz, Managing Director, Javelin Venture PartnersKim Keenan, President/CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet CouncilBen Keighran, Entrepreneur; Former Design Lead, AppleWilliam Kennard, Former Chair, FCCVinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures; Co-Founder, SUN MicrosystemsRon Klain, Executive Vice President, Revolution LLCWalter Kortschak, Former Managing Partner and Senior Advisor, Summit PartnersJared Kopf, Founder AdRoll, HomeRun, WorldlyJoseph Kopser, Co-Founder, RidescoutKaren Kornbluh, Former US Ambassador, OECDOthman Laraki, Co-Founder/President, Color GenomicsMiles Lasater, Serial EntrepreneurJeff Lawson, CEO, TwilioAileen Lee, Founder/Managing Partner, Cowboy VenturesBobby Lent, Managing Partner, Hillsven CapitalAaron Levie, Co-Founder/CEO, BoxJohn Lilly, Partner, Greylock PartnersBruce Lincoln, Co-Founder, Silicon HarlemRuth Livier, President, Livier Productions, Inc.Mark Lloyd, Professor of Communication, University of Southern California - Annenberg SchoolLuther Lowe, VP of Public Policy, YelpNancy Lublin, Founder/CEO, Crisis Text LineKanyi Maqubela, Partner, Collaborative FundJonathan Matus, Founder/CEO, ZendriveJosh McFarland, Vice President of Product, TwitterAndrew McLaughlin, Head of New Business, Medium; Venture Partner, betaworksShishir Mehrotra, Entrepreneur & former VP of Product & Engineering, YouTubeApoorva Mehta, Founder/CEO, InstacartDoug Merritt, CEO, SplunkDinesh Moorjani, Founder/CEO, Hatch Labs; Co-Founder, TinderBrit Morin, Founder/CEO, Brit + CoDave Morin, Entrepreneur; Partner, Slow VenturesDustin Moskovitz, Co-Founder, Asana; Co-Founder, FacebookAmanda Moskowitz, Founder/CEO, StacklistAlex Nogales, President/CEO, National Hispanic Media CoalitionAlexis Ohanian, Co-Founder, RedditMike Olson, Founder/Chairman/CSO, ClouderaPierre Omidyar, Founder, eBayFelix W. Ortiz III, Founder/Chairman/CEO, Viridis; Board Member of The NYC Technology Development CorporationJen Pahlka, Founder/Executive Director, Code for AmericaBarney Pell, Founder Powerset, MoonExpress, Locomobi; Founding Trustee, Singularity UniversityMark Pincus, Executive Chairman and Founder, ZyngaShervin Pishevar, Co-Founder/Managing Director, Sherpa Capital and Co-Founder/Executive Chairman of Hyperloop OneBrandon Pollack, Director of Global Affairs, 1776Amy Rao, Founder/CEO, Integrated Archive Systems, Inc.Eric Ries, Entrepreneur & Author,The Lean StartupJustin Rosenstein, Co-Founder, AsanaAlec Ross, Author,The Industries of the FutureJavier Saade, Venture Capitalist; Former Associate Administrator, SBAChris Sacca, Founder/Chairman, Lowercase CapitalDave Samuel, Co-Founder, Freestyle CapitalJulie Samuels, Executive Director, Tech:NYCReshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who CodeChris Schroeder, Venture Investor; Author,Startup RisingJake Schwartz, Co-Founder/CEO, General AssemblyRobert Scoble, Entrepreneur in Residence and Futurist, Upload VRKim Malone Scott, CEO, Candor, Inc; Former Director, GoogleTina Sharkey, Partner, Sherpa Foundry & Sherpa CapitalClara Shih, Co-Founder/CEO, Hearsay SocialShivani Siroya, Founder/CEO, InVentureSteve Smith, Executive Director, Public Policy Institute, Government Relations & Telecommunications Project, Rainbow PUSH CoalitionJonathan Spalter, Chair, Mobile FutureDeShuna Spencer, CEO, kweliTVKatie Stanton, CMO, Color Genomics; Former VP of Global Media, TwitterJenny Stefanotti, Co-Founder, OneProject; Board of Directors, UshahidiDebby Sterling, Founder/CEO, GoldibloxSeth Sternberg, Co-Founder/CEO, HonorMargaret Stewart, Vice President of Product Design, FacebookJeremy Stoppelman, CEO, YelpMichael Stoppelman, SVP, Engineering, YelpBaratunde Thurston, Former supervising producer, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah; Co-Founder, Cultivated WitStephanie Tilenius, Founder/CEO, Vida Health; Board of Directors, Seagate TechnologyRichard D. Titus, Entrepreneur; SVP, SamsungAnne Toth, VP of Policy & Compliance, SlackBill Trenchard, Partner, First Round CapitalApril Underwood, VP of Product, SlackMax Ventilla, Founder/CEO, AltSchoolTabreez Verjee, Co-Founder/Partner Uprising; Board Director Kiva.orgJimmy Wales, Founder of WikipediaHunter Walk, Partner, Homebrew VC; Former Director of Product Management, GoogleTristan Walker, Founder/CEO, Walker & Company Brands, Inc.; Founder/Chairman, Code 2040Ari Wallach, CEO, Synthesis Corp.Padmasree Warrior, CEO, NextEV USA; Former CTSO, CiscoLaura Weidman Powers, Co-Founder/CEO, Code2040Kevin Weil, Head of Product, InstagramPhil Weiser, Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado and Executive Director of the Silicon Flatirons CenterDaniel J. Weitzner, Principal Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyEmily White, Entrepreneur; Former COO, SnapchatEv Williams, Founder/CEO, Medium; Co-Founder Twitter, BloggerMonique Woodward, Venture Partner, 500 StartupsSteve Wozniak, Co-Founder, AppleTim Wu, Professor of Law, Columbia UniversityAndrew Yang, Founder/CEO, Venture for AmericaArielle Zuckerberg, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers