After rising to become a central figure among Silicon Valley’s elite circle of venture capitalists a decade ago by providing early financial support for Airbnb and Uber, Shervin Pishevar has since gone on to become one of the chief public faces of a new generation of investors and tech innovators. With a huge following on Twitter and other social media platforms, Pishevar is highly regarded among diehard technology fans for his controversial but prescient views on cutting-edge investment strategies. When Pishevar took to his Twitter account for a 21-hour tweet storm recently, it seemed that the entirety of the tech world took notice.
- Are Tech Giants Becoming Too Powerful?
One of Pishevar’s most contentious statements via Twitter involved his view that Silicon Valley giants such as Apple and Google were stifling competition in an already-cutthroat market. According to Pishevar, these monopolies have created an investment landscape in which top-notch start-ups can no longer compete with corporate giants; if such monopolies are allowed to dominate the tech world, Pishevar asserted, smaller companies in the vein of Airbnb and Uber will no longer be able to get off the ground.
- Will Bitcoin Rise From the Ashes?
For a new breed of tech investors known as crypto-currency traders, Shervin Pishevar’s tweet storm certainly came as a breath of fresh air. Predicting the reemergence of Bitcoin as a major investment opportunity, Pishevar predicted that the currency would exceed its former peak value of $16,000 per “share.” Considering that investment in Bitcoin made billionaires out of the currency’s early supporters, such news could be very welcome indeed to those who believe that Bitcoin has not yet exhausted its potential.
- A Pessimistic Assessment of the Economic Future
Less welcome to Shervin Pishevar’s fans was the assertion that the stock market would drop by an astounding 6000 points in coming years, triggering what would likely amount to a second Great Recession in the US economy and beyond. If Pishevar is correct in his dire market predictions, savvy investors may want to shore up resources and prepare to weather an unprecedented economic storm. By purchasing valuable stocks and properties sold for cheap in a harsh economic climate, however, investors may be able to turn a bad situation into a positive one.
For these reasons, it appears that Shervin Pishevar will remain a key figurehead in Silicon Valley investment circles for the foreseeable future. With his uncanny ability to forecast changes in the tech landscape and his army of 100,000+ social media followers, the future seems very bright indeed for one of venture capital’s leading lights. Whether they are fans or critics, its seems, tech investors would do well to consider what Pishevar has to say about an ever-changing world.