US tech companies could face trouble importing talent from overseas - Quartz
December 1, 2016
Brynne Kennedy, CEO and founder of MOVE Guides spoke with Jake Flanagin from Quartz to discuss the role of immigration in the US technology industry. In the interview, Brynne stated:
“We absolutely need to invest, as a country, in developing US tech talent and up-skilling portions of our labor force. However, the benefits of a diverse labor pool are not only about skills—but also in the cross-cultural understanding, varying perspectives, and global networks that come from diversity in backgrounds and nationalities.”
Brynne also noted a report compiled by the National Foundation for American Policy which found that more than half of US technology startups are founded by immigrants; valued at at least $1 billion. “Looser immigration policies are the greatest form of economic empowerment for individuals,” she notes. “We see this need in our customer base—both technology companies and Fortune 500 companies—and I do hope the new administration does not inhibit company growth."