A Silicon Valley firm is rejecting Donald TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE with a blunt message on its website.
Charles River Ventures has redesigned its website homepage to say “F*ck Trump.”
“Donald Trump’s anti-immigration statements are diametrically opposed to the core values of entrepreneurship. And at CRV, we’ve had enough,” the venture firm’s blog post read, as first reported by Business Insider.
“The CRV partnership — united and unanimous — rejects Donald Trump’s candidacy for President of the United States.”
In its message, the group offered no support for Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future Popping the progressive bubble MORE or any other candidate, and instead focused on attacking Trump and highlighting its own pro-immigration initiatives.
“CRV is a firm of immigrants. Our 9 partners come from 7 countries and speak 8 different languages,” the group wrote.
Because of that, the firm said it’s launching a program to cover the costs for U.S. visas for any of its companies' founders.
“If you feel you fit the bill, come share your stories and your ideas. If you are for building walls and stopping change, stay away. Bigots need not apply,” the firm said.
TechCrunch interviewed CRV partner George Zachary about the group’s statement, asking him about potentially alienating customers.
“We weren’t focused on that risk, but we don’t really care about that risk. Threatening immigrants coming in to this country — a country of refugees — is very scary to me,” he said.
Charles River Ventures is a tech-focused venture capital firm that has partnered with Twitter and Zendesk, among others.
Updated 2:47 p.m. Ali Breland contributed.