"I think the ... thing tech wants is stability," Roger McNamee, co-founder of technology investment firm Elevation Partners, told CNBC's "Squawk Alley" on Monday.
"I think it wants the same thing that the market wants long term, which is a consistent set of rules that it can operate under. And I think the thing that we have going on right now is serious inconsistency, particularly in respect to our relationships in trade," McNamee said.
Major technology leaders, including Amazon's Jeff Bezos are slated to meet with Trump this week. Recode reports Bezos will be joined by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet CEO Larry Page and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
Many of these companies operate heavily abroad — Apple's supplier dossier lists about 350 addresses in China, for instance. But Trump has called for steep tariffs on trade there, and has stirred the pot with a conversation with the Taiwanese president. Carly Fiorina, who is reportedly under consideration to be Donald Trump's director of national intelligence, called the Asian nation "our most important adversary."
"I look at things with China. If you're a technology company, the current situation with China throws your entire planning process into confusion," McNamee said. "If they can resolve that kind of stuff, that will be huge progress. If they can't, I think its hard to be a tech CEO right now."