Business and Entrepreneur Shervin Pishevar has made a name for himself in the investing world. He is an angel investor who has financially backed over 60 startup businesses. He is also responsible for investing in some of the biggest social media and internet companies.
Pishevar attended the University of California in Berkeley and received an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree. He created one of the first web-based browsers called WebOS in 1997. Following the success of WebOS, Shervin Pishevar co-founded an investment firm called Seges Capital. Pishevar was personally responsible for 17 investments for the firm.
In 2001Ionside Interactive was created. The tech company made advancements with many computer-based programs including graphics and artificial intelligence. Pishevar worked with development teams as well as marketing and business aspects of the company.
In 2005 Webs Inc. made Pishevar their president. He was able to garner $12 million of investments for the company during his time there. He helped create the Social Gaming Network in 2008, and in 2010 was hired on in a leadership position at Mozilla. In 2011 Menlo Ventures hired Pishevar to be their managing director. He oversaw investments in new and growing social media platforms, transportation companies, and websites, like Tumblr and Uber. Pishevar became a principal developer of the Hyperloop in 2014.
Shervin Pishevar is active in both politics and philanthropy. He often holds fundraising events for political candidates. President Obama appointed Pishevar to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in 2015. His philanthropy efforts include supporting a clean drinking water organization called Charity: Water, that operates in developing nations.
Shervin Pishevar has received several honors. He has been an entrepreneurial Ambassador in both the Middle East and Russia and has served on United Nations entrepreneurial councils. He has also been invited by Obama to be a keynote speaker on a few occasions, most notably at a summit in Algeria.
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