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153 Investments in 121 Companies
San Francisco

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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.

Jobs (9)


Chairman and Co-Founder

Co-Founder & Managing Director

2013 - Current   (over 4 years)
Chief Application Officer and General Manager
Managing Director
Founder and Executive Chairman
Dec 31, 2009
Founder and Non-Executive Chairman
May 1, 2007
Co-Founder, Advisor
Sep 1, 2001
Dec 31, 2004
Co-Founder, CEO and President
Feb 1, 1998
May 15, 2001
Chairman and CEO

Board & Advisor Roles (8)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
May, 2017$15.5M / Series B (Lead)
Mar, 2017undisclosed amount / Series B (Lead)
Mar, 2017$5M / Convertible Note (Lead)
Mar, 2017$11M / Series B
Mar, 2017undisclosed amount / Seed
Jan, 2017$3M / Seed
Jan, 2017$4.35M / Seed
Jan, 2017$14M / Series A
Oct, 2016$2.33M / Seed
Sep, 2016$55M / Series D
Sep, 2016R$7M / Seed
Aug, 2016$15M / Series B
Jun, 2016$1.55M / Seed
May, 2016$3.5M / Series A
May, 2016$80M / Series B (Lead)
Apr, 2016$30M / Series D
Apr, 2016$4.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2016$4.42M / Series A (Lead)
Feb, 2016$13.5M / Series A (Lead)
Jan, 2016$2.6M / Seed
Dec, 2015$14M / Series A
Nov, 2015$1.6M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2015$8.6M / Seed
Nov, 2015$9M / Series A
Oct, 2015$10M / Venture
Oct, 2015$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$100M / Series B (Lead)
Aug, 2015$2.1M / Seed
Jul, 2015$62.75M / Series B
Jun, 2015$15M / Series A
Jun, 2015$5.5M / Series A
Jun, 2015$50M / Series C
May, 2015$85M / Series C
May, 2015$1.65M / Seed
May, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture
May, 2015$3.5M / Seed
Apr, 2015$1.7M / Seed
Apr, 2015$8.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$50M / Series B
Apr, 2015$10.5M / Series A

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