Shervin Pishevar has been uncharacteristically quiet since the end of 2017, amid controversy regarding his position as the head of Sherpa Capital. Although he chose to study molecular cellular biology while a student at the University of California, Berkeley, Shervin Pishevar quickly established himself as one of the most influential investors in the country. He has garnered a wide array of awards and accolades for his entrepreneurial accomplishments, and currently holds a seat on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, making his voice one of the most prominent in the investment world. Recently, Shervin Pishevar emerged from his place of solace and proceeded to shake up the entire business world with talks of the imminent failure of the United States financial system. In taking to Twitter, Shervin Pishevar delivered a flurry of messages at breakneck speeds over the course of twenty-four hours, taking only a small break for dinner.
One of the problem areas that Shervin Pishevar dished on during his Twitter rant, was the way in which the United States is falling behind other superpowers in terms of innovation and technology. While Silicon Valley has traditionally been the meeting place for all things cutting edge regarding the tech world, in recent years, other zones of competition have caught up to the capabilities historically reserved for California. The spread of the “American way,” regarding entrepreneurship, has essentially made Silicon Valley less of a necessity, and more of a luxury. Countries are now keeping their homegrown talent, which has essentially placed countries such as China, on par with, or even ahead of the United States in a number of important areas. When comparing the speed of execution in the United States with that of China, according to Mr. Pishevar, we are behind by a large margin. In order to back his case, Mr. Pishevar discussed a train station that was built from the ground up by the Chinese with the help of 1500 workers. While the size of the massive workforce is incredible in itself, the team of workers was able to build the entire structure in under 9 hours.