Donald Trump is the tweeting champion of the world, according to the people who follow him on Twitter. Trump likes to go around government systems and let people know what he’s thinking. But according to some financial investors, what he’s thinking doesn’t make much sense unless you think like Trump. Some people are saying the same thing about Shervin Pishevar. Shervin Pishevar is the former managing director of Menlo Ventures. Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm that spotted Uber when it was a floundering startup. Pishevar is the guy who thought Uber was going to be big, so he invested $26 million in Uber. That investment is worth $5 billion today.
Shervin Pishevar’s investment resume is impressive. He’s been on the ground floor of startups like Warby Parker and Airbnb. He started Sherpa Capital in 2013 so he could do his own thing in the investment world, but he resigned at the end of 2017. Pishevar was silent at the beginning of 2018, but in February, Shervin Pishevar came out tweeting. Investors who know how he can spot startup winners sooner than other investors are taking Shervin’s tweet advice. Investors are leaving the stock market because of one tweet in Shervin Pishevar’s 21-hour tweetstorm reminded them the stock market is prime for another crash. A 6000-point crash, according to Pishevar.
Another Pishevar tweet claims the national debt, interest rates, and inflation are forming a perfect financial storm. And Trump’s trade agenda is fueling that storm even though Shervin didn’t name Trump in any of the 50 plus tweets he put out there on Twitter.
Some investors aren’t sure why Shervin Pishevar spent the time tweeting about issues he can’t control. But other investors know Pishevar doesn’t get on Twitter to make a name for himself. His reputation as a venture capitalist puts him in a club of venture capitalists who know how to make money even when financial markets start to go south. That’s why his tweetstorm is so interesting. Pishevar is letting the world know he’s back. He wants to show investors how to be flexible during turbulent economic times, and his tweetstorm shows them what he’s thinking.