Shervin Pishevar is a renowned seed investor, innovative entrepreneur and published researcher. He also offers capital to startup businesses and small enterprises wishing to expand. Shervin started Sherpa Capital, a venture capital firm he co-founded. He was also the chairman and Co-founder of Hyperloop Technologies Inc.
Before establishing Sherpa Ventures, Shervin served Menlo Ventures as the Managing Director. During this period, he helped the company initiate the Menlo Talent Fund. He also helped the company close several investment deals with Tumblr, Warby Parker, Uber Series B, and Machine Zone. Since 2015, Shervin has been serving as a member of J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board (FFSB). The Fulbright program aims to promote international educational exchange by sponsoring eligible American citizens to go study, research or teach in other countries. Qualified scholars from other countries are also sponsored to come to the U.S.
As a private investor, Shervin Pishevar has offered seed capital to more than 60 companies in various sectors, including mobile, Ad tech, social commerce, media, and search. He has also established and managed several tech-enabled businesses such as Social Gaming, HyperOffice, and Webs.com. Shervin has served at Montgomery County Board of Education, Maryland, as vice president and elected member. With more than 15,000 teachers and 120,000 learners, he managed one of the country’s top-rated school systems.
Shervin Pishevar has also served in the state department delegations to Russia and the Middle East as entrepreneurial ambassador. He is also among the 10 members of UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council. During the Entrepreneurial Summit in Algeria, Shervin Pishevar served as a keynote speaker and member of the team which created the Technology and Innovation Plan.
In 2012, Shervin Pishevar was honored as an “Outstanding American by Choice” by the United States government. He is the only naturalized American that has received the award since its beginning. Among his research achievements include the international guidelines for torture documentation, Neuroscience and the Journal of the American Association. Shervin Pishevar graduated with a bachelor’s degree, interdisciplinary studies from the University of California.
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