Shervin Pishevar – Nostradamus of the US Economy

Shervin Pishevar, an Iranian-American venture capitalist, and philanthropist is known to be a man of many words. He has had a hand in developing businesses that touch most of our lives, such as Uber and Tumblr. His background proves that he is well versed in the mechanics of investments and helping small businesses grow. The founder of Sherpa Capital stepped down in December after allegations of sexual misconduct, and from there, Shervin Pishevar has been spending more time on Twitter, in a 21-hour long “tweetstorm” predicting his view of the future on many levels.

Key Predictions

Shervin Pishevar (@shervin) predicts that the market will drop 6000 points in the months ahead, and bonds will become volatile.

Bitcoin will continue to crash, citing the “era of cheap money is dead”, and underemployment is stunting economic growth. Gold, by contrast, will continue to increase in value.

US infrastructure is crumbling and in the shadow of rivals like China, who “built a train station in 9 hours”. Innovators like Elon Musk, however, have a bright future with SpaceX and Hyperloop One as long as they can get the support to execute.

US startups like Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook and Apple have a monopoly on Silicon Valley, which are smothering startup growth of new companies.

Decoding the Tweets

Shervin Pishevar has never been a man to mince words, nor is he afraid to let us in to his stream of consciousness. While generally his tweets paint a bleak future for the US economy, he he does see hope in encouraging startup companies, and in technology to put everything back on track again. He also alludes to actions taken against immigration at stifling culture and development while rivals in other nations achieve amazing things.

Whether or not Shervin Pishevar’s tweets are taken seriously or not, it is an interesting and unique view of the US state of affairs from the perspective of an immigrant investor who has helped develop so many brands we use today. Over the coming months and years, the investment community will be watching and waiting to see how many predictions come to be.

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Madison Street Capital Takes another Leap with M&A Advisor Awards

Uniqueness and creativity should be part of some industries, especially the sectors that are serving other businesses. Innovation and adoption of new ideas are the necessary supplements for the players in those industries for survival. Among those industries, mergers and acquisition industry is most critical as any misjudgments can lead to the sinking of businesses. Due to that reason, the players in the M&A industry are often referred as frontrunners of creativity and innovation. In such an advanced industry, standing unique in the service delivery is almost impossible. But, Madison Street Capital made it possible by new way of thinking and supreme client-centric services.

 

 

It is due to that reason, the firm was declared as the winner of reputed M&A Advisor Awards in 2017. The 16th annual program of Awards conducted by the M&A Advisor on November 13, 2017, in New York City. While coming to the Madison, it got the recognition for facilitating the best “Debt Financing Deal” for WLR Automotive. As an investment banking firm, Madison ensured that WLR Automotive is getting finance according to the needs of the latter. David Fergusson of the M&A Advisor, the awarding group, confirmed that Madison was recognized from a large group of participating companies counting more than 650.

 

 

He also added that Madison represented the top-notch of the M&A industry in the year and secured the award by standing unique in the group of highly impressive candidates. Charles Botchway, the President of Madison, responded that the management felt really honored for being declared as the winner the Awards in the debt financing category. He congratulated both the team of Madison that led the transaction and the client, WLR Automotive, for offering the opportunity. Apart from the awards, Madison also went to the final rounds of Awards in two more categories: Boutique Investment Banker and Financial Deal under $250M.

 

 

Alongside the Awards, the group also conducted M&A Advisor Summit for the year 2017. The summit brought the participation of 500 leading professionals from the M&A industry, and the opportunity had been provided for them to interact with 35 stalwarts from various areas including academic, media, industry, and more. Since it founded in the year 2005, Madison Street Capital did not turn back and captured the business consistently by helping diverse industries.

 

 

The firm became an expert authority in a number of financial services such as financial opinions, business valuation for middle-market firms, corporate advisory services, and valuation based on financial reporting. The services of the firm ensured seamless transaction with better inputs on each deal to its clients. Apart from the United States, Madison also opened its offices in Asia and Africa. It is also taking part in charity missions that are aimed to help the society, especially during disaster and emergency.