Shervin Pishevar

Managing Director, Menlo Ventures

Shervin Pishevar is a technology entrepreneur, published researcher, and technology incubation expert and who has raised nearly $40M in venture funding for his startups. He is the founder and executive chairman of SGN, one of the leading social and mobile gaming companies. Currently, Shervin is an active angel investor or advisor in such companies as Aardvark,, Gowalla, and Kissmetrics.

Previously, Shervin was the founding president and COO of Webs (formerly Freewebs), one of the largest social publishing communities in the world with over 30 million members and growing, with one million members added every 60 days. He has also co-founded such companies as Hotprints to revolutionize the personal printing and direct marketing world and Hyperoffice, a leading SaaS provider for small businesses.

Shervin was a member of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) policy working group that helped create the Obama Technology and Innovation Plan.

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