In 2010, Iranian-born American citizen Shervin Pishevar was named by Choice to be an Outstanding American. Then, beginning in 2011, he began serving a two year term as a member of the 10-person UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council. He was appointed by President Barack Obama.
These are just two of the stellar accolades bestowed upon a man who carved his own path to become one of America’s most successful investors. Shervin Pishevar is what industry observers call a “super angel investor.”
Shervin Pishevar backed such entities as Uber, Airbnb, Munchery, Warby Parker, Tumblr, Machine Zone and Uber Series B. He was also the co-founder of Hyperloop One and Sherpa Capital.
That’s why when Shervin Pishevar recently engaged in a massive 21-hour Tweetstorm it produced considerable media attention. However, many of the issues Mr. Pishevar talked about in his Tweets left a lot of people scratching their heads.
For example, Shervin Pishevar said that inflation in the United States economy may be a thing of the past. He said that the American trade system has been effectively exporting inflation to other countries via trade policy. Top economists aren’t sure what to make of this statement.
Another pronouncement in Pishevar’s Tweetstorm spoke to the fate of Bitcoin, the popular and controversial cryptocurrency. Mr. Pishevar Tweeted that the currency was hugely overvalued and due to crash. On the other hand, Shervin pishevar suggested Bitcoin might stabilize at a value of $2000 to $5000 and remain a useful tool for investors.
The fate of Silicon Valley was also on the mind of Pishevar in the course of his Twitter rant. He seemed to suggest that the days of world dominance for Silicon Valley as a prime tech corridors are over. He said the “idea” of Silicon valley had run its course. High tech innovation can come from anywhere in today’s global climate of business and investment, he said.
Finally, Pishevar opined that giants entities, such as Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and others have been allowed to grow too large and powerful — a situation which has produced a dampening effect on new upstart entrepreneurs.