Some people are better than others at various activities than others; Shervin Pishevar is a much better investor, entrepreneur, and commercial leader than most other such businesspeople across the planet. He’s founded several companies, including the tech companies WebOS, HyperOffice, SGN, and webs.com; co-founded Hyperloop One – once known as Virgin Hyperloop One – and Investment company – an alternative investment management firm created in 2013 that Mr. Pishevar is no longer an executive at; served tech-cum-ride-sharing company Uber as a strategic advisor and observer of the board’s operations; and invested in more than 60 companies throughout his still-young career – think of Silicon Valley’s hottest businesses and firms, including Munchery, Uber, and Airbnb.
Born in Tehran, Iran, Shervin Pishevar left his not-so-comforting homeland after then-leader Ayatollah Khomeini placed several thousand perpetrators of senseless laws on execution lists – including Shervin Pishevar, a spot he, unfortunately, reserved for himself after giving foreign nationals residing in Iran instructions on how to leave the country they were trapped in.
Mr. Pishevar moved to the United States roughly 18 months before his family made it across one-half of planet Earth to Maryland, where Shervin initially found employment as a cab driver. Shervin Pishevar’s brother Abraham Pishevar earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. while Shervin was driving that yellow cab in Silver Spring, Maryland; these remarkable accomplishments for the foreigner inspired Shervin to take on an educational endeavor of his own.
With a strong academic background built up during high school behind him, Shervin Pishevar found enrollment at the University of California, Berkeley, in its molecular and cellular biology program.
About a year ago, the formerly-frequent tweeter took a two-month break from the social media platform. He predicted several things to happen in business across two days in early February 2018. These things included Bitcoin’s drop early in 2018, only to later stabilize in price months after – this came true.
Shervin Pishevar also felt the stock market would drop 6,000 points; although it didn’t drop that far, it did drop about one-third of the way to Pishevar’s predicted mark.