Shervin Pishevar Sees the Calm Before the Storm

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Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar was once renowned for his talent in anticipating coming events and his ability to profit from those predictions. An early investor in a number of high-tech startups, he founded the venture capital firm Sherpa Capital. After leaving Sherpa Capital, a company he founded, Shervin Pishevar became a recluse, unseen and unheard.


When Shervin Pishevar finally emerged from his self-imposed exile, he did so on Twitter. For 21 hours, interrupted only by a short meal break, he loosened a flurry of 50 tweets. At breakneck speed, he threw out a list of financial predictions for the coming days. Among them, he predicted that the U.S. economy will be shaken by declines in the stock and bond markets, accompanied by a decline in the value of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

He warned that as the American economy declines, so will tech giants such as Google and Amazon, while more tightly controlled economies, such as China, will ascend, then explained the reasoning and logic behind his conclusions.


He explained the long history of America transporting inflation abroad and how there are few if any countries still capable of accepting it. What is still accepted overseas, he explained, is innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit. Thanks to the internet, Silicone Valley is no longer one place, but is now a growing spirit of enterprise and advancement in an interconnected world, spreading its roots around the world.


Entrepreneurs anywhere in the world now have the ability to raise capital to start and expand businesses, growing to support the economies around them.


Shervin Pishevar points to the power of companies that act as mini-states, such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. He believes that the coming economic upheaval will result in a completely different worldwide economy. No longer will developed countries control the fate of third world nations. In the world of the future, capital will flow toward innovation rather than toward locations.