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.
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.