Shervin is a serial entrepreneur and investor. Co-founder of Sherpa Capital, a leading venture capital firm with $650m under management. An accomplished entrepreneur, Shervin founded and operated technology-enabled companies, including Virgin Hyperloop One, Webs.com (as founding President and COO) which was acquired by VistaPrint, SGN (now JamCity, a leading mobile game developer), WebOS and HyperOffice. Companies he founded have reached an aggregate of over 100 million users.In 2016, Shervin was selected as an Ellis Island Medal of Honor award winner. He was appointed by the President Barack H. Obama to serve on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) from 2015. He was also chosen by the U.S. Government as an Outstanding American by Choice, one of the only 100 naturalized Americans to be chosen since the beginning of the award. He has served on the advisory board of Comscore, was one of the 10 members of the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, served as an entrepreneurial ambassador in several state department delegations to the Middle East and Russia, and was a keynote speaker at President Obama’s Summit on entrepreneurship in Algeria.
Sarah has worked in multiple sectors (international e-micromobility/transportation tech startups, research, education, business development, venture capital, behavioral health, risk management). Leading company culture with diversity & inclusion coaching has been a priority to maximize human potential and organizational development.
A natural progression of roles, including Tenured Professor, Director, Chief of Staff, Founder, COO, CEO, and President have afforded her the opportunity to lead diverse international teams, guide investors/stakeholders from strategy to execution.
Sarah earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2000), Georgetown’s Professional Management Certificate Program (PMCP) and trainings from: UC Berkeley, NSU, Emory, University of NM, University of Maryland.
Sarah has served as a member of the full-time clinical research faculty at Georgetown School of Medicine, as a health educator and a team leader/project manager for NIH research grant to improve health outcomes for minority women in five leading hospitals in Washington, D.C.
She leads corporate social responsibility outreach with Unicef, United Way, RedCross, Coachart, & YMCA of Silicon Valley.