Sherpa is the project of two Silicon Valley heavyweights — Menlo Ventures parter Shervin Pishevar and Goldman Sachs managing director Scott Stanford. The duo is taking a new approach to building and supporting startups.
How much would you donate to charity to have a private pitch meeting with your favorite venture capitalist?
The other day, I tweeted “I should be able to ban anyone who rates Applebee’s 4* from ever influencing a Yelp result for me.” That sentiment touched a nerve among my followers. Shervin Pishevar of Menlo Ventures coined it “ The Agrawal-Applebee Law”.
As the founder of Social Gaming Network, Shervin Pishevar squared off against Zynga in the early days of social gaming. But Pishevar veered off into iPhone gaming while Mark Pincus stayed put on Facebook with social games.
Digg co-founder Kevin Rose has just launched his new discovery app Oink, which lets users tag and rate the things around them.
Menlo Ventures has started a $20 million fund, called the “Menlo Talent Fund,” led by the firm’s managing director Shervin Pishevar (pictured right).
We’ve been writing a lot of posts about our speakers at GamesBeat 2011. But here’s a summary of why we think this will be the must-attend game conference for you.
Today we’re revealing the eighth group of speakers for our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference. They’re the oddballs fo the group because they aren’t necessarily from the mobile game industry, which is the focus of the conference. Rather, these folks all have experience with their panel topic, Raising a Big Pile of Money.
Shervin Pishevar, the entrepreneur and investor who founded the Social Gaming Network, has joined Menlo Ventures as a managing partner.