Shervin Pishevar, an early investor in growing entities such as Dollar Shave Club, Airbnb, Uber, and Warby Parker, has made a living off of his ability to see the future of companies long before the public is aware of their potential. Because of this unique ability, when the outspoken billionaire, and founder of An investing firm, opens his mouth, people in the business world tend to listen, even when his statements are steeped in controversy.
After a brief sabbatical from the social media platform, Twitter, Shervin Pishevar returned to the network, for which he has been notoriously active on, to unleash a tweetstorm consisting of 50 messages of decidedly controversial nature. In this tweetstorm, Mr. Pishevar discussed tech frontrunners, Google and Amazon, as well as the future of the United States’ economy. In his estimation, the future of these corporations, as well as the stock market, look bleak, and he predicts that both tech companies will eventually succumb to their own size, while the stock market is due to fall an astounding 6000 points in the near future.
The entire business world was shaken just a day after Shervin Pishevar released his tweets, as the Dow Jones dipped by 500 points in only a 30 minute period.
Shervin Pishevar also discussed the nature of America’s infrastructure, describing it as crumbling, while other nations around the world are seeing incredible gains in this regard. He backed his claim by referencing China, which employed 1500 workers to build a train station, which was completed in just a 9 hour time span.
In today’s America, this is a feat that would border on the realm of impossibility, further emphasizing the gap that has occurred between the United States and competing nations. He also cited Silicon Valley’s loose grip on technological innovation as a key factor in the United States falling behind, as physical location within these borders is no longer necessary to create a global company. He added that the American way regarding innovation had now become global, reducing the power long housed in Silicon Valley.