Shervin is a Managing Director at Menlo Ventures, a venture capital fund with over $4 billion under management (www.menlovc.com). Shervin joined Menlo Ventures in 2011 and focuses on the social web, consumer internet and mobile. At Menlo, Shervin sits on the board or works closely with the teams at Uber, Machine Zone, Fab, Warby Parker, Shaker, Mr. Number, and has led Menlo's investment in Tumblr. Shervin also helped launch the Menlo Talent Fund, Menlo's new $20m seed fund that has invested in over 20 seed stage companies.
Before joining Menlo, Shervin was chief application officer and GM at Mozilla Corporation after spending most of his career as a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Companies Shervin founded have reached an aggregate of 100 million users across companies like Webs.com (sold to Vistaprint for $117.5m), Social Gaming Network (SGN, merged with Mindjolt), and Hyperoffice, raising over $50m for those companies. Shervin angel invested in over 50 companies including Cherry, Socialcam, Klout, Voxer, Aardvark (sold to Google), Blackjet, Dollar Shave Club, Branchout (advisor), WarbyParker, TalentHouse, Gowalla (sold to Facebook), Milo.com (sold to eBay), TaskRabbit, Milk (sold to Google), Rapportive (sold to Linkedin), Likealittle (LAL), Qwiki, Votizen, Yobongo (sold to Mixbook), SpruceMedia, Medialets and SolveMedia. Shervin serves on the advisory board of Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR).
Shervin is one of 10 members of the UN Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council, serves as an Entrepreneurial Ambassador on several State Department delegations and at the President's Summit on Entrepreneurship. Shervin was chosen by the US Government as an Outstanding American by Choice - one of only 100 naturalized Americans to be chosen since the beginning of the award. Giving back is very important to Shervin and is the reason he dedicates time to traveling abroad to Africa to volunteer with Invisible Children and charity:water. Shervin is a graduate of the University of California (BA, Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major), a published researcher in JAMA and Neuroscience Letters and the author of several US patents.
Named "Bill Gates' Worst Nightmare" by the Financial Times, Shervin is a visionary technology entrepreneur, angel investor, published researcher, start up advisor and incubation expert and startup visa activist. Shervin has raised over $50m in venture funding for his start ups and invested in over 40 startups. Shervin is the founder and CEO of SGN, one of the leading social and mobile gaming companies, and over 30 million installs on the iPhone and tens of millions of users on Facebook with titles such as F.A.S.T., Skies of Glory, Exo-Planet, iBowl, iGolf, iBasketball and (fluff)friends. SGN was acquired by Mindjolt, a leading social gaming company on Facebook and the web. Shervin raised a $15m Series A for SGN from such investors as Greylock Capital, Founders Fund, Bezos Expeditions, Columbia Capital and Novak Biddle Venture Partners. Shervin was founding President and COO of Webs (formerly Freewebs), one of the largest social publishing communities in the world with over 40 million members and adding 25,000 users a day. Shervin raised $12m for Webs from Novak Biddle and Columbia Capital. Shervin currently serves on the Board of Directors of both SGN and Webs. Shervin has also cofounded companies such as Hyperoffice, a leading SAAS provider for small businesses, and formerly WebOS (Web Operating Systems) Inc.