Shervin Pishevar got his start in the Silicon Valley area as an entrepreneur and investor. He is now well-known from coast to coast and even around the world as a super angel investor, philanthropist, and entrepreneurial ambassador in State Department delegations in Russia and the Middle East. In the year 2012, he was chosen by the US government as an Outstanding American by Choice.
Shervin Pishevar has used his Twitter account to share thoughts on leadership, economics, and more. In December 2017, he used his account to announce his resignation from Sherpa Capital. While his account may have gone through a dry spell, it is clear that the axles of his mind continued to turn. After two months of not tweeting anything, he let loose a tweet storm noting 50 points on why the US economy is going to get worse before it will get better. He specifically mentioned that the stock market would drop by 6,000 points over the next year.
Throughout the tweet storm, Shervin Pishevar touches on a variety of challenges. He talks about politics, nationalism, and cultural trends. Other topics he addresses include immigration, bitcoin, and the fall of big companies in the US like Google and Microsoft.
Toward the end of his tweet rant, Shervin Pishevar mentions that when the middlemen are irrelevant, then there can be a global economy that is more perfectly efficient and frictionless. These are ideas that he has expressed in the past. He wants an open and transparent society without volatility and bottlenecks on innovation.
Another point that Shervin Pishevar made has to do with the way entrepreneurs are stateless in the sense that they can raise capital in basically any way they want. When a person wants to start a company, they can simply choose their currency. He even refers to this currency as the “ultimate app.” This means that financial and governmental institutions will face a reckoning of irrelevance.
Shervin Pishevar does offer a glimmer of hope. He mentions a couple of companies that will do good, like SpaceX. He also mentioned a company he helped co-found called Virgin Hyperloop One. He says these moonshots rise but suffer derision until teams will it to reality.
Family update! I’ve moved to Florida with my Dad (Papa is my best friend). With the kids off to college, I’m selling our historic Boggs-Shenson home in SF if anyone is looking for a great spot to raise a family! https://t.co/jjWn1Ot7Np pic.twitter.com/H4i2mPOC3z
— Shervin Pishevar (@shervin) May 17, 2018