Iranian tech exec scouts expansion outside US after Trump travel ban

(L-R) Amazon's chief Jeff Bezos, Larry Page of Alphabet, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Vice President-elect Mike Pence and President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower December 14, 2016.

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(L-R) Amazon’s chief Jeff Bezos, Larry Page of Alphabet, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Vice President-elect Mike Pence and President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower December 14, 2016.

A White House spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.

In running a fast-paced start-up, Shokrollahi doesn’t have time to wait around and see how the travel ban plays out, especially given the anti-Muslim rhetoric that Trump displayed throughout the campaign.

Shokrollahi’s main investor, Bessemer, understands the challenge the order could pose to its portfolio companies.

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