Shervin Pishevar was an early investor in Uber. He now blasts Uber and its board of directors, intending to intervene in a lawsuit between a major Uber investor and founder Travis Kalanick. Pishevar contends that venture capitalist Benchmark’s lawsuit against Kalanick sought only to allow Benchmark to gain control of Uber. Alas, the lawsuit has been dismissed anyway, on Benchmark’s agreement, and now is of no concern to Pishevar or anyone else.
The lawsuit formed just one topic in a verbose 21 hour tweet storm from Shervin Pishevar in February of this year. He went far beyond the lawsuit to also hint at the decline of the US economy, promising a 6,000 point drop in the stock market and a crash in the bond market, as well as a loss in the economic race with China. California will also see a decline as its hold over Silcon Valley is diminished. As for bitcoin, Pishevar sees a drop to $2,000, but then a resurgence to follow.
What are Shervin Pishevar’s general thoughts on bitoin, beyond this one prognostication? Pishevar is far from alone in offering predictions on the rise and fall of bitcoin. Predictions are rife of everything from a climb of bitcoin to $100,000 to a decline to mere pennies. One thought Pishevar has had about bitcoin is that ii would eventually become usable for micro-purchases, meaning that some day bitcoin might be usable to buy morning coffee, or even to pay for an Uber ride. Even now bitcoin can be used to buy goods out on the street. A tire shop in Phoenix displays on its window that it accepts bitcoin and other cryptocoins for the purchase of tires. Car dealers in the US accept bitcoin, including a Ford dealer in Carrolton Texas and an Acura dealer in Valley Stream New York. There is even the story of some lucky fellow buying a Lamborghini with bitoin and getting it cheap.
Shervin Pishevar is an investor, an entrepreneur, and a futurist. He is also a philanthropist. As futurist, he lives in the future, and predicts that what was once only science fiction will soon become mostly science. Witness Virgin Hyperloop One, a revolution in transportaion. Pishevar and his firm Investment company are primary investors in Hyperloop One, and Pishevar sees with it a lifechange about to come to all.
Born by an immigrant parent who arrived in the country in 1978; Mina Ebrahimi is the Catering founder and the CEO of Saint Germain Catering. At the age of eleven, Mina Ebrahimi started working with her parent at Seven Corners. At that early age, she began developing her knowledge in the hospitality industry. The family café moved to Tyson’s Galleria, and they renamed it as Saint Germain Café. At the age of 26 in 1999, with much effort and determination, Mina split out and began her own company which she named Saint Germain Catering.
She focused on corporate catering and serving on special wedding event and top clients wedding.
Currently, Saint Germain Catering is the most significant catering company owned by a woman in the country. The company manages more than 200 events every day, and it serves 7,000 individuals each day across Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. She has 32 employees‘ full time and eight who works on a part-time basis.
Mina Ebrahimi has received many accolades and awards such as Enterprising Women of the Year Award in 2014, Smart CEO’s Brava Award and Washington Business Journal for Top 40 under 40 Award in 2010. Brava Award celebrated her for being a business leader who shares passion and spirit in giving back to the society. Her professional success has powered her devotion to fund and support many organizations and nonprofit foundations including Operation Homefront DC that provides program intended to create secure and stable military families, The 25th Project that helps the community to shelter homeless people in Northern VA where they offer food donations and other provisions all the year.
Mina also sponsors McBaine a cancer concealment dog together with the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Vet Working Dog Center that help with detection tools that detect early ovarian cancer to over 14,000 women who loses their battle with ovarian cancer every year.
Mina also uses her earnings from Saint Germain Catering to help with cancer research at Pennsylvania University through animal’s treatment for a disease. Mina Ebrahimi is the founder of Jack-Ebrahimi Program at Pennsylvania University which is the only interventional radiology veterinarian programs in the Nation and also Mina-Ebrahimi Foundation that endows women to build a future in business.