Shervin Pishevar is known for being one of the founders of Sherpa Capital who also worked as the managing director of the mentioned venture capital firm based in San Francisco. He graduated from the University of California where he received his bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Before Sherpa Ventures was established, Pishevar was at Menlo Ventures where he helped launch the company’s Talent Fund, which was worth $20 million in seed funding. He left Menlo Ventures to start his own firm, Sherpa Capital.
Pishevar has also worked with different companies, including Social Gaming Network, HyperOffice, and Webs.com. He founded other companies as well, where the total number of users has reached 100 million with earnings around $50 million. Shervin Pishevar is also a seed and angel investor himself. He invested in more than 60 companies in various sectors, including media, search, and social commerce. The United States government, particularly the Department of Homeland Security, chose him as a recipient of the Outstanding American by Choice, which is a recognition that only has 100 naturalized American recipients since the birth of the award.
He has had very active years in the business, especially starting from 1997 in which he founded WebOS and worked as the CEO in the firm until 2001. After that, Shervin Pishevar co-founded the Ionside Interactive where he also worked as the President and Director of the company among many others until 2004. A year later, he established Webs, Inc. where he also served as the Chief Executive Officer and the Founding President until 2011. During that time until 2014, he was working with Menlo Ventures, but that did not stop him from operating with other big companies, such as Tumblr, Fab, Uber, Airbnb, and Machine Zone.
Shervin Pishevar is acclaimed for his membership at the United Nation Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs’ Council. In this organization, he acted as Entrepreneurial Ambassador on different delegations of the Department of the State in the US to Russia and the Middle East. His other works include publishing his research in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) as well as in Neuroscience Letters.
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