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If you haven’t already heard of Shervin Pishevar, he is a visionary technology entrepreneur, as well as the Co-founder of two successful companies, Hyperloop Technologies, and Sherpa Capital. Also, he is a start-up advisor and an incubation expert who has helped many companies realize their full potential, and lastly, he is an angel investor. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, angel investors are affluent individuals, who have made it their mission to help early-stage businesses thrive by providing capital in exchange for convertible debt or ownership, and most importantly, they are a godsend to startup businesses. In fact, Shervin Pishevar has helped many entrepreneurs, and early stage businesses, turn their business dreams into fruition, which not surprising, considering his track record for success.
Prior to Co-founding two successful companies, and becoming a serial entrepreneur, Pishevar began his career with Menlo Ventures. In his role as a managing partner, Pishevar played an integral role in launching the Menlo Talent Fund, which is a $20 million-dollar fund aimed at helping qualified company founders generate networking opportunities and build capital. In a venturebeat.com article, Shervin Pishevar details the parameters of the fund; he states that the $20 million will be converted into $200,000-dollar allotments that will be given to specific companies. He also goes on to say that 8 companies have already earned their share of the $20 million-dollar fund.
Pishevar began his entrepreneurial journey by launching a succession of technology-enabled companies like HyperOffice, Webs.com, and Social Gaming Network. These technology-based online companies provided Pishevar with a low barrier to entry while yielding high profits. In fact, collectively, these various entrepreneurial endeavors generated nearly $50 million in revenue. Also, Pishevar previously worked for the Montgomery County Board of Education, in Maryland, serving as an elected member and VP Pro Tempore.
In this role with the county board of education, Pishevar was tasked with managing and directing county schools, and also, managing a budget of $1 billion dollars. As far as his background is concerned, Shervin Pishevar is an Iranian-America who studied at the famed University of California, Berkley and graduated with a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies. After completing his studies, he produced written work that would later be published in JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association), and soon after, began his career in business.
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