Silicon Valley Will Vote for Innovation: Randi Zuckerberg
Technology Editor, CNBC.com
While Silicon Valley cannot be deemed simply "Democratic" or "Republican," those involved in the tech scene in the Valley share a common denominator when it comes to deciding who they will vote for on Tuesday, said Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media.
"I think there is one thing that unites everyone in Silicon Valley and that is just the spirit of innovation and the desire to just vote for a candidate that is going to support innovation and allow people to continue to do what they do best here," Zuckerberg said on CNBC's Squawk on the Street.
In fact, while election season can often drive people in different industries apart, it actually brings the tech community in Silicon Valley together, Zuckerberg said.
"You have all these tech giants who are kind of competing with each other all year round. Election is kind of the one time where I see all these companies coming together to kind of collaborate on things," she said.
Zuckerberg, who is the sister of Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg, worked at the social network as marketing director for several years but has since left the company and is now producing a reality TV show about the tech scene in the Valley. The show is called "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" nd airs on the Bravo Network.
Zuckerberg said while there is not "one authentic Silicon Valley voice," there is an underlying belief among those developing new technology that innovation should not be stifled and entrepreneurs will vote for the candidate who supports new technology.
"There is this real sense out here that the technology that we are building is changing the economy, it's changing politics, and you really see people come together around the table for the first time in four years," Zuckerberg said.
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