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Angel Investor (Individual)
shervin.com

Investments

40

Portfolio Exits

15

About Shervin Pishevar

Shervin Pishevar is an angel investor who generally invests $10k-$250k in young, emerging companies with a focus on very early stage investing. Pishevar aims to assist portfolio companies through efforts and expertise focused on product-market fit, recruiting, positioning and marketing, and business model innovation. Shervin Pishevar an angel investor is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of SGN, a social and mobile gaming company. Pishevar formerly founded Ionside Interactive. He also is an Advisor at LaunchBox Digital. Shervin was a member of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) policy working group that helped create the Obama Technology and Innovation Plan.

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Latest Shervin Pishevar News

Shervin Pishevar, a contentious investor, reappears as “vice chairman” of Yeezy

Sep 19, 2022

Last Updated: September 19, 2022 Investor Shervin Pishevar, who fled Silicon Valley for Miami after receiving sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women in 2017, has returned to the industry in a role that will be familiar to anyone who has followed his career. According to recent reports, Kanye West (who legally changed his name to Ye last year) has appointed Pishevar to the position of “vice chairman” of the Yeezy consumer brand. Pishevar was quoted as an executive speaking on Ye’s behalf in a Fox Business report published today about Ye’s decision to end his relationship with the Gap (he terminated their partnership early and plans to launch his own retail stores). His influence can be found in nearly every aspect of contemporary life, including fashion, technology, and popular music. Only one other person comes to mind who can compare to his ability to alter the fundamental architecture of our contemporary lives, and that’s Steve Jobs. Pishevar, as anyone who has followed the industry for any length of time knows, is never short on grandiose language, even if Ye is the ultimate influencer. In addition, he has a reputation for associating with influential people and using the power he has gained to unsettle others. In 2011, Pishevar sold a mobile social games company for an undisclosed amount, and by the end of the year he had convinced Menlo Ventures to lead the Series B round of Uber’s funding. Pishevar, a self-promoter who claims to have invested $4 million of his own money in Uber, became a de facto spokesman for the company, tweeting frequently about his friendship with then-CEO Travis Kalanick (which he continues to do) and using his rapidly amassing wealth to cofound a venture capital firm, Sherpa Capital, less than three years later. Pishevar’s projects were generally successful up until one of them, Hyperloop One, went horribly wrong when one of his cofounders filed a lawsuit against him, accusing him of nepotism and other heinous acts. (The co-claim founder’s that Pishevar’s brother, hired as the company’s high-paid general counsel, threatened the co-founder by leaving a noose on his chair was one of the most salacious.) London rape allegations and assault accusations followed shortly thereafter. In spite of allegations that he used his rising prominence in the tech industry to pursue romantic relationships and unwanted sexual encounters, Pishevar was never criminally charged, and the five women who spoke to Bloomberg about him in 2017 all declined to be named for fear of retaliation. There was reason for concern. Pishevar has a history of suing people. Furthermore, he can be intimidating, as this editor discovered in 2016 just before appearing on stage with him. (While Pishevar was charming in the lead-up to the interview, he and several of his associates surrounded me backstage as he warned me to ask no questions about his business dealings or he would leave the live interview.) Since then, Pishevar has apparently completely remade himself in Miami, where he now lives lavishly, finds a new audience for his stories, and invests in startups, not all of which have been successful. To be more specific, Pishevar promotes Bolt Mobility on his professional networking site, LinkedIn. However, the company that Usain Bolt helped found this summer went bankrupt, leaving hundreds of unused electric scooters and bicycles in at least eight cities across the United States. The addition of Ye, a towering, combative figure who, like Kalanick, does things his own way, helps to round out the picture. We shall soon find out how long this holds true.

Shervin Pishevar Investments

40 Investments

Shervin Pishevar has made 40 investments. Their latest investment was in Limit Break as part of their Series B on August 8, 2022.

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Shervin Pishevar Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/29/2022

Series B

Limit Break

$200M

Yes

2

6/3/2021

Angel

NUE Life Health

$3.3M

Yes

4

2/9/2020

Seed VC

Habitas

$20M

Yes

7

8/15/2019

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

4/27/2016

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

Date

8/29/2022

6/3/2021

2/9/2020

8/15/2019

4/27/2016

Round

Series B

Angel

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Seed VC - II

Company

Limit Break

NUE Life Health

Habitas

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Amount

$200M

$3.3M

$20M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

4

7

10

10

Shervin Pishevar Portfolio Exits

15 Portfolio Exits

Shervin Pishevar has 15 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Poshmark on January 14, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

1/14/2021

IPO

$99M

Public

4

7/6/2020

Acquired

$99M

114

9/28/2017

Acquired

$99M

4

8/3/2016

Acquired

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$99M

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10

7/20/2016

Acq - Talent

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$99M

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10

Date

1/14/2021

7/6/2020

9/28/2017

8/3/2016

7/20/2016

Exit

IPO

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acq - Talent

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

Public

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Sources

4

114

4

10

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