A super angel investor has been defined as basically a hybrid between an angel investor and venture capitalist. Whatever the case, few other individuals alive today embody the definition of super angel investor more completely than Shervin Pishevar.
The Iranian-born American entrepreneur has long-since achieved the status of “giant” in the high tech corridor known as Silicon Valley. That’s because Shervin pishevar has founded, co-founded and/or backed some of the biggest success stories to emerge from Silicon Valley in recent years.
Thus, when a guy like Shervin Pishevar launches a 21-hour, 50-post-long Tweetstorm, an entire industry takes a pause, not only to see what he has to say, but to digest the implications.
Shervin Pishevar had a lot on his mind, obviously. His massive Twitter session included pithy comments on the state and future of the very landscape where he made his name — Silicon Valley itself. His views are gloomy. He thinks the best days of Silicon Valley may be behind it, and the reasons are complex.
For starters, Shervin Pishevar said the various behemoths, such as Microsoft, Amazon and Apple, have grown into monstrous monopolies that are sucking all the oxygen out of the entrepreneurial landscape. They are stifling innovation by not allowing young upstarters to gain traction with new companies and new ideas.
Shervin Pishevar believes government regulators should consider breaking up the giants, just as they did AT&T years ago. Another factor in the troubled future of Silicon Valley is competition from around the globe. There is no reason that other high tech centers will arise to challenge the legendary California high-tech culture.
Mr. Pishevar was only getting started. His Tweetstorm also took shots at the U.S, stock market (wildly overvalued) and the state of Bitcoin (also overdue for a downward correction).
Certainly, it was a Tweetstorm for the ages.