Letter of Solidarity
Against Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

The dramatic increase in anti-Asian violence and hate crimes is alarming and disturbing. As a community of founders, we have always stood against any form of racial injustice and hate crimes. Today, we, in particular, stand in solidarity with all Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and join them in their fight for equity and against all forms of violence and discrimination. Their fight is our fight.

As shocking as the recent news stories of racially motivated violent attacks and murders are, they are not isolated incidents. In 2020, anti-Asian hate crimes in the US increased by 145% while overall hate crimes decreased by 6%. Out of the almost 3,800 reports of discrimination received by Stop AAPI Hate, 11% of them involved physical assaults.

Although not widely covered in the media, AAPI community members have long suffered violence and discrimination in this country. Research shows that the damaging myth of the “model minority” has hurt both the Asian and Black communities in particular. Misleading and one-dimensional stereotypes have also held back the careers of many Asians in the entertainment industry and corporate America. Only 1.5% of corporate officers in Fortune 500 companies are Asian American. Under-representation of AAPI community members in visible leadership roles perpetuates their image as the “other,” as opposed to full members of our society. As if these challenges are not enough, Asian American women face the compounded impact of both misogyny and racism.

Against the historical context and the current divisive climate, we commit to doing everything we can to ensure racial equity for all, starting with the following actions:

We recognize that we are fighting against long-standing biases and entrenched prejudices, and perhaps against our own ignorance and complacency. History and the present moment demand change, and our collective capacity to create and scale impact obligates us to act now. Together with the entire AAPI community, we stand as one, and rise as one.

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Stand in Solidarity Against Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

A Message from the StartX Community:

The increased horrific acts of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders must be stopped. StartX and our community of Stanford alumni and professor founders stand in solidarity against anti-Asian hate crimes and we will not tolerate racial injustice of any kind.

This collaboration of support clearly extends broader than the entrepreneurs at StartX and in Silicon Valley and we ask all those in the tech and biotech industries to stand together to Stop the Violence and Discrimination Against Asian, Black, and Brown Americans. Hate crimes and social injustice cannot be tolerated and we need to amplify our voices in support of our brothers and sisters faced with these atrocities.

As Danny Yu, one of our 600+ StartX Asian founders put it, "Hatred is an affliction that only weakens our nation." It must be stopped now! Please sign this letter of solidarity against Asian hate crimes and discrimination of any kind due to race, gender, or ethnicity. This document will be shared publicly to let all those impacted by these horrible acts of hate and injustice know that we are with you.


241 Signatures and Growing

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    Biquan Luo, CEO - LumosTech
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    Charlene Liao, Founder, President and CEO - Immune-Onc Therapeutics, Inc. Thank you for your support.
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    Michael Zhang, CEO and Chief Instructor at AI Camp - AI Camp
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    Keegan Cooke, Owner - Keego Technologies
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    Oliver Aalami, Director Biodesign for Digital Health - Stanford Biodesign More love.
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    Tiffany Yu, Founder and Executive Director - Modem
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    Danielle Pensack, CEO - Rightfoot
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    Michael Feng, CEO - Hummingbot
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    Bobby Sankhagowit, CTO - TIKR
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    Deirdre Clute, COO - Rightfoot Rightfoot stands with the Asian American community and condemns the violence and discrimination that this community faces with growing frequency. The racial injustice and violence is inexcusable and must change.
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    Matt Stroud, CTO - Beyond The Dome
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    Nick Damiano, CEO - Zenflow
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    Andy Chen, CEO - Matice Biosciences
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    Sophia Salim, CPO - Bykea
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    Richard Stottler, President - Stottler Henke Racial Hatred is not only morally wrong, it is also stupid. It weakens our nation by preventing everyone, regardless of race, from fully participating and, of course, as no basis in science.
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    Swarna Balasubramaniam, Founder and CEO - Noleus Technologies, Inc
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    Jiaxuan Ding, Director - Goldwind USA
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    Chih-Wei Tang, CEO - Oasense, Inc.
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    Henry Khalife, Co-Founder and CEO - GW Apps Inc
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    Matt Sorg, Sr Engineering Manager, ML - Unity Technologies Have conversations, ask questions. Even if you don't have hate in your heart, inaction won't #stopasianhate
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    Enhao Gong, CEO - Subtle Medical
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    Greg Zaharchuk, Professor and Founder - Stanford University, Subtle Medical
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    Oliver Aalami, Director Biodesign for Digital Health - Stanford Biodesign More love.
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    Mark Schaures, Sr. PMO Manager - Jabil
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    Gent Dirga, CFO - Gardeneur "Bersatu kita teguh, bercerai kita runtuh" (united we are stronger, divided we are weaker) is an Indonesian phrase that I always remember when growing up and still one of my principles today. We must stop all forms of discriminations anywhere in the world.
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    Maddie Largey, Co-Founder - Jinx Drinx
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    Cara Beasley, CTO - Aligned Carbon
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    Patrick Goodwill, CEO / CTO - Magnetic Insight, Inc.
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    Caroline Tsay, CEO and Co-founder - Compute Software
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    Ming Zhao, CEO - PROVEN Skincare We All Belong.
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    Steven Waye, COO - Agathos
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    Roger Ying - PolicyDock Technologies
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    Jens Weitzel, Managing Partner - Yabusame Partners Stop the Violence and Discrimination Against Asian, Black, and Brown Americans.
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    Jason Devitt, CEO - Compound Eye
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    Emmanuel Quevy, Cofounder - ProbiusDx Inc.
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    Raj Attariwala, Doctor - Prenuvo Everyone is created equal. It is only ignorance and lack of opportunity that separates us.
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    S. Roy Kimura, Cofounder and CEO - Modulus Discovery, Inc.
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    Amber Yang, CEO - Seer Tracking
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    Samuel Thomas, Chief Medical Officer - Pocket RN We are stronger together!
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    Spandana Nakka, CEO - Sleek
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    Leo Chan, Technology Investor - Sand Hill Angels
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    James Wang, Co-Founder - Lioness
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    Anna Lee, co-founder - Lioness #stopasianhate
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    Xin Wang, CTO - Filtricine, Inc.
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    Eric Chehab, CEO - Novonate
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    Shannon McClenaghan, President & COO - Companion Labs, Inc.
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    Karen Drexler, Investor - Astia Angels
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    Alvin Tse, Country Director - Xiaomi Indonesia
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    Sergiu Matei, Founder - Index
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    Eric Adamson, CEO - Tortuga Agricultural Technologies, Inc.
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    Milind Gadekar, President - Shangrila Partners
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    Hauman Chow, CoFoundeer - PowerArena Asian Lives Matters
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    Adi Bittan, Co-founder & CEO - IMpower Solutions
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    Guy Morita, Software Engineer - Square
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    Anthony Aho, CEO & Co-Founder - PB&B
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    Erik Pavia, Founder & CEO - Pantheon
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    George Gregory, CEO - System AI, Inc.
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    Carolyn Peterson, StartX Mentor - Retired
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    Chenming Chang, CEO - PETcoil
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    Steven Chew Jr., Co-Founder & COO - BuildOps In support of all victims of racial injustice. It's time to stop dividing and start uniting.
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    Henry Khalife, CEO - GWApps Inc StopAsianHate. We love our AAPI brothers and sisters
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    Neil Barman, MD, Chief Scientific Officer - ReCor Medical
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    Shan Wang, Professor - Stanford University
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    Ash X Eldritch, CEO & Founder - Vital Enterprises
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    James Page, CTO - Riven
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    Anatoly Yakovlev - BioTx Hatred, division, and non-inclusion stagnates progress. It is shameful to have wide spread discrimination in 2021. We must unite!
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    Darsh Mann - StartX
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    Michael Niaki, MD, CEO and Founder - InfiniGene, Inc.
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    Jochen Kumm, CEO - Pr3vent
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    Liu Yang, Head of Communications - AiFi
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    Arthur Meng, CEO & Cofounder - Lifo.ai
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    Amanda Brief, Senior Project Manager - StartX
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    Denis Bykov, CPO - Morpher
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    Winnie Liang, COO - Neptune Fluid Flow Systems God is benevolent, and so should we in our everyday attempt to love each other, regardless of our skin color and differences.
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    Mike Tung, Founder - Diffbot
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    Gavan Kwan, CTO - VideoSlick, Inc.
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    Avi Tuschman, Founder - Pinpoint Predictive
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    Cary Rosenzweig, Founder - Reflect Partners In America, our diversity enriches us and makes us stronger. Hate of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is stupid, immoral and un-American.
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    David Eduardo Arrambide, CEO & Co-Founder - Calii
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    Steven Fram, Co-Founder and CTO - Mon Ami, Inc.
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    Homan Yuen, Partner - Fusion Fund
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    Hanadie Yousef, CEO and Co-Founder - Juvena Therapeutics I stand in solidarity against Anti-Asian hate crimes
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    L. Okey Onyejekwe Jr., VP, Healthcare Operations and Medical Affairs - 23andMe, Inc. Proud to join my fellow StartXers, and specifically our AAPI community, in our stand against racial inequity and injustice!
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    Jackie Rotman, Founder & CEO - Center for Intimacy Justice
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    Jason Engleman, CEO - StageAgent
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    Vincent Diallo, Partner - Interlace Ventures
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    Hendrik Dahlkamp, Machine Learning Manager - Apple Inc
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    Randy Bishop, President - ContractSafe LLC
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    Ken So, CEO - Flowcast
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    Shan Wang, Professor - Stanford University
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    Derek Greenfield, CEO - Industrial Microbes
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    David Lyons, Founder/CEO - Resharp
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    Yang Hu - ReNervo
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    Matthew Stroud, CTO - Beyond The Dome
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    Deyan Vitanov, CMO - Playco
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    Min Hu, CEO&President - APstem Therapeutics, Inc. We are all Americans no matter where from no matter the skin color! We are living here and contribute to the society all together!
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    Steve Gu, CEO - AiFi Inc.
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    Ram Subramaniam, Founder - My Moneykarma
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    Charlie Kubal, Head of Product - Humen
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    Kartik Sawhney, CEO - I-Stem
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    Jonathan Simkin, CEO - Swiftly
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    Simon Cheng, Founder & CEO - Pique Hate is fueled and normalized via the socialization of racial slurs. Do not tolerate or propagate Asian racial slurs or jokes. Especially if you are Asian and the slurs and jokes are at the expense of other Asian ethnicities. Asian hate does not distinguish nationality.
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    Asghar Riahi, CTO - AtomBeam Technologies Inc. Stop the hate.
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    Vish Banthia, Physician Founder - ZendyHealth
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    Vasant R, VP - Daric
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    Bowen Liu, CFO - APstem Therapeutics
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    Bobby Sankhagowit, CTO - TIKR
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    Sam Fok, Co-Founder, CEO - Femtosense
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    Brandon Garcia, COO & President - Mira AI, Inc This continues to be an unacceptable display of hate and bigotry towards our fellow Americans. The AAPI community suffers at the hands of ignorance, malice, and our country's past and ongoing complacency in the face of white supremacy. Stop Asian Hate.
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    Michael Petrakis, CEO - BACH
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    Jennifer G Roberts, Managing Partner - Grit Ventures
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    Charles Yeomans, CEO - AtomBeam Technologies Inc.
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    Christian Crumlish, Founder - Design in Product End the silence.
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    Roger Ying, Mr - PolicyDock Technologies the corona virus was mismanagement by the Chinese communist party, can't blame a race for the actions of a dictatorship government.
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    Laura Griffiths, Engineering Director - Cisco
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    Amanda Dawson, People Operations - StartX
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    Simon Chan, Co-founder - PredictionIO (A Salesforce company)
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    George Gregory, CEO - System AI, Inc.
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    Keegan Cooke, CEO - Keego Technologies LLC
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    Romain Lacombe, Founder & CEO - Plume Labs
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    Man Tong Kou, Co-founder and CTO - Hummingbot
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    Alex Sambvani, CEO - Slang
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    Mark Chung, Cofounder, CEO - Verdigris “We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky.” ― Walter Mosley, Blue Light
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    Craig Limoli, CEO - WellSheet
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    Alan Chiu, Co-Founder and CEO - Enya
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    John Chi, CEO - Synova Life Sciences
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    Laurie Peters, VP Communications - StartX
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    Joseph Huang, CEO - StartX