Shervin Pishevar’s accomplishments in the world of business and philanthropy have earned him several awards and accolades, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He has helped develop several different companies and has invested in several more.
After his family moved from Iran to America, Shervin Pishevar attended the University of California Berkeley. He graduated with an interdisciplinary degree. During his education, he focused on medicine and published an article in Journal of the American Medicine Society. Pishevar chose to pursue entrepreneurship instead of medicine and in 1997 he started his first project: WebOS. WebOS was an innovative web-based browser and laid the groundwork for the browsers we use today.
Pisheavr then moved away from creating technology and began to invest in technology. At Seges Capital which Shervin Pishevar co-founded in 2001, he managed 17 different investments, mostly in new companies. He co-founded two other companies the same year, Ionside Interactive and Application Corporation. Ionside Interactive developed groundbreaking software, including artificial intelligence systems and advanced graphics. Application Corporation was responsible for HyperOffice.
Pishevar joined Scott Stanford in 2013 to create Sherpa Capital. The company was responsible for investing in many successful startups and young companies including Uber, Airbnb, and over 35 other companies. As an Angel Investor Shervin Pishevar invested in several startups, many of which were later acquired by much larger companies. Some of these investments include CabanaApp, which was purchased by Twitter and Dollar Shave Club, which was bought by Unilever.
Shervin Pishevar is active in the world of Philanthropy, where his efforts are mostly focused on helping impoverished and developing countries. He is heavily involved in Invisible Children, an organization that seeks to stop violence in underdeveloped nations. He also donates to Charity: Water which, like the name suggests, provides safe water to despondent people in war-torn or underdeveloped countries.
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