Shervin Pishevar doesn’t have trouble communicating with people. His 2011, $26 million bet on Uber is now worth $5 billion, so any time Shervin Pishevar opens his mouth, the press is on hand to hear what he has to say. But when Pishevar resigned his position at Investment company in December 2017, Shervin went underground. That’s not easy to do for a man promising to build a transportation system that can take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes. Pishevar raised $160 million to start the Elon Musk-inspired Hyperloop One project, but some transportation experts say the project will cost more than $100 billion to complete.
So when Shervin Pishevar used Twitter to talk about his economic forecast after five months of silence, his fans were all in. For 21 hours, Shervin Pishevar sent out tweets that trumped Trump’s tweets in terms of vision, forethought, and instruction. Shervin didn’t hold back when he said the stock market is in for a major adjustment. And he said the bond market may not be the place investors run to save their investment portfolios. His tweet about a Bitcoin devaluation also gave the cryptocurrency fanatics something to think about. Pishevar said the value of one Bitcoin will drop, and it will drop hard. His tweet said one Bitcoin will be worth $2,000 to $5,000 in the near future.
But when Shervin Pishevar said his beloved Silicon Valley is losing momentum in the startup industry, his friends in Silicon Valley thought Shervin might be feeling a little under-appreciated because of his recent choice to keep a low profile.
But Shervin Pishevar wasn’t tweeting to make any new friends or to influence the decisions of hedge fund investors. Shervin was giving his followers the advice he thought they needed to put their money where it will perform the best during the 2018 calendar year. Pishevar thinks there could be a global economic crisis on the horizon, and he wants investors to prepare for that event. But other people who don’t know Pishevar’s reputation or his investment talent didn’t understand what Pishevar was trying to accomplish with all those tweets. But Shervin knows what he’s doing, and that’s what counts, according to the investors who follow his every move.