Shervin Pishevar, an investor, leaves Silicon Valley for Miami after being accused of sexual misconduct multiple women In 2017, he reprised a role that seems familiar to anyone who has followed his career. According to a new report, Pishevar is now “vice chairman” of Yeezy, a consumer brand controlled by Kanye West, Legally It was renamed Ye last year.
In today’s Fox Business article, Ye decided to end his relationship with Gap (he terminated their partnership early and planned to Open your own retail store), Pishevar is lead As an executive representing Ye, he said: “Ye has only one . . . his fingerprints are all over our modern life, our culture, our clothes, our equipment, our music. His influence has changed us. Designing modern life, there’s only one other person I can think of who has that ability, and that’s Steve Jobs.”
Yeh is without a doubt the most influential person, but Pishevar has never been overwhelmed by his frequent pomp and circumstance languageas longtime industry watchers know.
He’s also known for putting his wagon on powerful players and showing off his own accompanying power — sometimes in disturbing ways.
a serial entrepreneur Sell In 2011, a mobile social gaming company, Pishevar, joined Menlo Ventures for an undisclosed amount, persuading the company to lead Uber’s Series B round.As Uber’s star rises, Pishevar—a man who owns Say He put his $4 million into the company — becoming its de facto spokesperson, often tweeting about his relationship with then-CEO Travis Kalanick. continue to do this), and less than three years later, he used his fast-accumulating wealth to co-found his own venture capital firm, Sherpa Capital.
Things were going in Pishevar’s direction — he’s been attracting more and more stories about himself in the media — until one of his projects, Hyperloop One, largely backfired. litigation The lawsuit was filed by his co-founder, accusing Pishevar of cronyism, or worse. (One of the co-founder’s most obscene claims is that Pishevar’s brother, as the company’s well-paid general counsel, left a noose in the co-founder’s chair to threaten the co-founder.)
These assault allegations followed shortly after, along with rape allegations in London. Pishevar has never been charged with a crime. Meanwhile, none of the five women who spoke to Bloomberg about Pishevar in 2017 would publicly identify themselves for fear of repercussions, and the women said he used his increasingly powerful position in tech to pursue romantic relationships and unwelcome sexual contact.
Their fears do not appear to be unfounded. Pishevar is known to be good at lawsuits.He can also be intimidating because the editor stage event with him in 2016. (While Pishevar was charming before sitting down, backstage Pishevar and a few of his colleagues surrounded me as he warned unequivocally that if I asked some questions about him, he would walk away for a live interview. business dealings.)
Anyway, Pishevar left California after that, and he seems to have successfully reinvented himself in Miami, living in generousfound one new audience Because of his story, and investing in startups, but not all of it worked.
Most notably, Pishevar lists Bolt Mobility on his LinkedIn page. But the startup, co-founded by famed Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, ran out of money this summer and abandoned hundreds of unusable e-scooters and bikes in at least eight U.S. cities.
Attaching to Ye – a tall, combative figure who, like Kalanick, does things his own way – completes the picture in a way. Now see how long it lasts.