The tech industry will continue to feel more pressure to assert its values and address the size and scope of its influence, after a week of events that pitted CEOs against President Donald Trump, one technology investor told CNBC on Friday.
"Business leaders are being asked to step forward and try and set policy for our country. It's kind of an awkward situation overall," Jeff Richards, managing partner at GGV Capital, told CNBC's "Squawk Alley" on Friday.
Technology companies such as Amazon have seen their business models targeted directly by Trump. "Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt — many jobs being lost!," Trump tweeted this week.