Many in Silicon Valley are freaked out at the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency. But with the race seemingly getting tighter, one tech titan took things a little further by saying that he'd push for California to secede from the nation if Trump were to win.
Shervin Pishevar, a well-known investor in lots of startups and the co-founder of Hyperloop One, made the provocative comment in a tweet this evening:
Tonight, another tech leader, Dave Morin, said he sympathized with Pishevar's proposal and would "partner" with him on it. Morin is also an investor and was a co-founder of the social network Path.
The secession idea is kind of crazy, TBH, and not many prominent tech people seemed to be on board.
Ashley Mayer, a partner at a venture capital firm, called Pishevar out:
Catherine Bracy, co-founder of the Oakland-based TechEquity Collaborative, noted that the tech executives might have bigger concerns under a Trump administration.