Iranian born Shervin Pishevar had to flee Iran after trying to help foreign nationals escape the country. The instructions he broadcast for that purpose caused the Ayatollah Khomeini to mark him for death. When he first came to the US he financed his Ph.D. studies at Howard University by driving a cab.
He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley. A man who understands the value of education Shervin Pishevar is Vice President Pro Tempore of Maryland’s Montgomery County Board of Education. In that capacity, he helps guide a school system that is recognized as one of the best in the country. He is a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board having been appointed to that position by President Obama in 2015.
At the age of 21, Pishevar was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. His research led to the creation of global standards for keeping records of torture, the “Istanbul Protocol”.
In 2012 his accomplishments after becoming a US citizen were recognized by the Department of Homeland Security. Shervin Pishevar was given the “Outstanding American by Choice” award. His service to his adoptive country includes representing the U.S. Department of State as Entrepreneurial Ambassador to Russia and the Middle East.
Mr. Pishevar was the featured speaker at President Obama’s Summit on entrepreneurship in Algeria. He works with the UN Foundation as one of its 10 member Global Entrepreneurs Council.
Shervin Pishevar earns his livelihood as an angel investor and venture capitalist providing fledgling businesses with seed money. He was the Managing Director and Venture Advisor for Menlo Ventures. Menlo’s funds consist of $4 billion in venture capital money. Companies that Menlo has worked with include Uber and Tumblr. See This Page for additional information.
After leaving Menlo Shervin Pishevar co-founded Sherpa Ventures. He also served as that company’s managing director. He has holdings in mobile communications, Ad-tech, and, media. Hyperloop is working to develop a sealed system for expediting the transporting of people and goods free of the influences of drag and friction. In addition to co-founding Hyperloop Technologies, Mr. Pishevar is also its chairman.
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