Thursday, February 9, 2017
Spokeo CEO's Immigrant Experience Shaped Opposition To Immigration Ban
Harrison Tang, the CEO of Pasadena-based Spokeo, says his experience as an immigrant who arrived in the U.S. from Taiwan when we was 13, helped shaped the company's opposition to the recent Presidential immigration ban. Tang said that most of Spokeo's co-founders also came from immigrant families, and that what is special about American culture is it "embraces all of us with open arms". Spokeo was one of a number of technology firms active here--including SpaceX, Scopely, General Assembly, and Snap Inc.--who joined in an "amicus brief" against the controversial order earlier this week. A significant number of Southern California biotech firms also expressed their displeasure with the order this week.