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University of California, Berkeley, BA 1997

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Shervin Pishevar

Shervin is the co-founder and co-CEO of Sherpa Global, a newly-minted startup foundry and fund, and a venture adviser at Menlo Ventures.

He was a managing director at Menlo from 2011 to 2013. He has worked closely with the teams at Uber (where he is a strategic adviser), Fab, Warby Parker, Cinemagram, Getaround, Poshmark, and led Menlo’s investment in Tumblr. He helped launch the Menlo Talent Fund, Menlo’s $20m seed fund, in September 2011.

Prior to joining Menlo, Shervin was chief application officer and GM at Mozilla after a career as a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He founded (sold to Vistaprint for $117.5m in cash), Social Gaming Network (merged with Mindjolt) and Hyperoffice and is a co-founder of 1% Of Nothing.

He has angel invested in over 40 companies including Taskrabbit, Klout, (sold to ebay), Aardvark (sold to Google), Socialcam (sold to Autodesk), Blackjet, Science, Dollar Shave Club and Rapportive (sold to LinkedIn). Shervin serves on the advisory board of Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR).

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Apartment List 2/2014Venture Round$6M11
Heyday 12/2013Seed$2M19
Shots 11/2013Seed$2.7M7
BlackJet 10/2012Venture Round$2.14M29
TaskRabbit 7/2012Series C$13M6
Brit + Co. 4/2012Seed$1.25M9
Socialcam 4/2012Angel38
Cherry 4/2012Series A$4.5M5
Milk 4/2011Angel$1.5M25
Yobongo 3/2011Seed$1.35M10
GreenGoose! 2/2011Angel$100k2
Circle Inc 1/2011Angel$1M14
Votizen 9/2010Venture Round$1.5M12
Rapportive 8/2010Seed$1M16
Tello 7/2010Seed$1M12
Qwiki 7/2010Seed$1.5M9
inEarth 5/2010Seed$50k1
NOWBOX 5/2010Angel12
Worldly Developments 3/2010Seed$800k14
Space Pencil 1/2010Venture Round$130k1
Solve Media 1/2010Series A7
Hitpost 1/2010Debt8
Gowalla 12/2009Series B$8.29M10
TaskRabbit 10/2009Seed$1M3
Sofa Labs 9/2009Series A$1.2M11
Fotomoto 8/2009Series A$323k4
Aardvark 10/2008Series A$5.25M6


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    Klout Lands $8.5 Million From Kleiner Perkins And Greycroft To Measure Social Influence ( [edit]
  1. Apartment List Raises Another $6 Million To Improve Your Apartment Hunt ( [edit]
  2. Heyday app launches, reveals $2 mln in seed funding ( [edit]
  3. Justin Bieber invests in new social network ( [edit]
  4. Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp Launches BlackJet, The “Uber For Private Jets” ( [edit]
  5. TaskRabbit Gets $13M From Founders Fund And Others To “Revolutionize The World’s Labor Force” ( [edit]
  6. Brit Morin Engages $1.25M From Marissa Mayer, Aileen Lee, Founders Fund And More To Launch Her First App, Weduary ( [edit]
  7. Socialcam Nabs Angel Funding From The A-List: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More ( [edit]
  8. Shasta Ventures, Founders Fund Put $4.5 Million In The Uber For Carwashes, Cherry ( [edit]
  9. Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names ( [edit]
  10. How Do You Talk To An Angel? Use Yobongo, They’re All Investing. ( [edit]
  11. Gamification company GreenGoose raises $100k on stage at Launch Conference ( [edit]
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  13. Votizen Raises $1.5 Million To Make Sure Government Representatives Hear Your Voice ( [edit]
  14. Gmail Plugin Rapportive Raises Over $1 Million From Gmail Creator, Many Others ( [edit]
  15. Photographic Evidence Of Stealth Startup Tello Raising $100k ( [edit]
  16. Qwiki raises $1.5 million in seed funding ( [edit]
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  22. Hitpost Inc. is Building the Next Generation Sports Network ( [edit]
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  24. Xconomy ( [edit]
  25. Raises $1.2 Million For Facebook-Powered Matchmaking Service ( [edit]
  26. Draper via TC [edit]
  27. Mechanical Zoo Gets $6 Million To Build Aardvark Social Search Product ( [edit]
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