We are pleased to announce Shervin Pishevar’s new strategic position at Menlo as Venture Advisor. Shervin’s early-stage investment expertise, worldwide network and media savvy have been valuable to the expansion of our consumer practice. As Venture Advisor Shervin will continue to source investments and advise portfolio companies.
Since joining us in 2011, Shervin has focused on investments in consumer Internet, social web, mobile and the emerging collaborative consumption space. At Menlo, he has served on the boards of Cinemagram, Getaround, Machine Zone, Shaker, and Mr. Number and as a board observer at Uber. He’s also led several seed investments out of the Menlo Talent Fund, an initiative he helped kick start with his track record as an angel. Previously an entrepreneur himself as Founder of SGN and GM at Mozilla, he has provided expert advice to entrepreneurs throughout Menlo’s consumer portfolio.
Concurrently, Shervin will be working on a big idea of his own, Sherpa, in the form of a company foundry and we are eager to see the progeny. Shervin has touched the firm in so many ways with his energy, passion, enthusiasm, and heart and while we’ll miss his Monday morning bear hugs, we look forward to the continued collaboration in years to come, finding and building future market leaders.