When Shervin Pishevar was a Menlo Ventures partner he decided to gamble on a new startup called, Uber. Pishevar invested more than $25 million in Uber back when no one thought people would like the concept. Today, Shervin Pishevar’s original investment in Uber is worth more than $5 billion. That’s the kind of success that makes ordinary investors turn into Marvel-type super investment heroes.
Shervin Pishevar left Menlo Ventures to start Investment company in 2013. By that time, he had more notches on his investment belt. Tumblr was one of those notches. Google just bought Tumblr for an insane amount of money. Warby Parker and Postmates were two other Shervin Pishevar picks, and those winners put him in the “Investors Hall of Fame. Even though Pishevar left Investment company at the end of 2017, he is still a rock star in Silicon Valley. But that status didn’t stop him from saying Silicon Valley is losing its touch. Mr. Pishevar’s 21-hour tweet storm threw Silicon valley under the startup bus. Shervin believes “the valley” isn’t as sharp as it was a few years ago. Pishevar thinks other countries are going to make Silicon Valley look like Death Valley in the investment world.
Another Shervin Pishevar tweet about cheap money being dead hit a nerve with some of his followers. They see interest rates climbing, and they see inflation working its way through the U.S. economy. And now that Trump’s tariffs are in full force, consumers will have less money to save or invest. Shervin didn’t give stock investors much hope either. His tweet about the market losing more than 6,000-points in the foreseeable future has investors thinking twice.
The Shervin Pishevar tweet storm gave investors a lot to think about. Pishevar thinks all assets are full of hot air, and the hot air is about to explode leaving a mass of tattered investors in its wake. Some investors think his tweet about Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, and Amazon made sense. Shervin thinks those companies are too big. The government should step in and break up those companies, according to a Pishevar tweet.
SWball October 8, 2018