Shervin Pishevar is a Managing Director at Sherpa Capital, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm he co-founded with Scott Stanford in March 2013. Sherpa Capital is an investor in companies such as Uber, Airbnb, Munchery, ipsy, Shyp, Stance, Rent the Runway, Beepi, PillPack, Doctor on Demand, and Cue Health. Shervin is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at Hyperloop-one.
Shervin is a Strategic Advisor to Uber Technologies and served as a Board Observer at Uber from 2011-2015. Previously he was a Managing Director at Menlo Ventures, a venture capital fund with over $4 billion under management. Shervin joined Menlo Ventures in 2011 and led investments such as Uber (Series B), Machine Zone, Warby Parker, Tumblr and Getaround. As an angel investor he personally seeded over 60 companies. Shervin founded and operated technology-enabled companies, including Webs.com (acquired by VistaPrint), Social Gaming Network (SGN), WebOS and HyperOffice. Companies he founded have reached an aggregate of over 100 million users.
In 2016, Shervin was selected as an Ellis Island Medal of Honor award winner. Shervin was appointed by the President of the United States to serve on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) in 2015. He was also chosen by the U.S. Government as an Outstanding American by Choice, one of the only 100 naturalized Americans to be chosen since the beginning of the award. He serves on the advisory board of Comscore, was one of the 10 members of the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, serves as an entrepreneurial ambassador in several state department delegations to the Middle East and Russia, and was a keynote speaker at the President Obama’s Summit on entrepreneurship in Algeria.
Shervin is a graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, who holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, a published researcher in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) and Neuroscience Letters, and the author of several U.S. patents.
Chairman and Co-Founder
Co-Founder & Managing Director
2013 - Current (over 4 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (8)Update
|Aug 15, 2017||Re/code - Uber investor Shervin Pishevar claims Benchmark wants to remove Arianna Huffington from the board|
|Aug 12, 2017||TechCrunch (China) - Uber investor Shervin Pishevar petitions Benchmark to step down from board and sell some of its stock|
|Aug 12, 2017||Business Insider Australia - A group of Uber investors want Benchmark Capital kicked off the board after the firm sued former CEO Travis Kalanick|
|Aug 12, 2017||TechCrunch - Uber investor Shervin Pishevar petitions Benchmark to step down from board and sell some of its stock|
|Aug 11, 2017||CNBC - Uber's former CEO is battling top investor Benchmark. Now other investors want Benchmark out|
|Aug 11, 2017||The Verge - Uber chaos continues as investors go head to head|
|Aug 11, 2017||New York Time - Deals - Kalanick Loyalists Move to Force Benchmark Off Uber’s Board|
|Aug 11, 2017||inc.com - A Group of Uber Investors Wants Benchmark Capital Ousted From Board a Day After It Filed a Lawsuit Against Former CEO Travis Kalanick|