Shervin Pishevar is a businessperson, investor, and profound Twitter account operator with some 91,000 followers. He’s known for investments in companies like Tumblr, Machine Zone, Warby Parker, and Uber. Mr. Pishevar has served Uber in the capacity of strategic advisor, observer of the board of directors, and general advisor, a stint running from 2013 to 2015 that he’s best known for.
He’s also known for his involvement in Virgin Hyperloop One, the world’s closest competitor to famous entrepreneur Elon Musk’s underground super-subway system called a hyperloop; Pishevar co-founded Hyperloop one with Brogan BamBrogan, which was later sold to Richard Branson’s Virgin Group in late 2017, just under a year ago at the time of press.
Now that you know Shervin Pishevar, it’s time to get to know his storm of tweets – a “tweetstorm” – from early February
Twitter users can only make so many consecutive tweets before they get temporarily suspended, or what’s also known as “Twitter jail.” As such – and also considering the nature of Twitter; users are encouraged to summarize their thoughts to 280 characters, and what used to be the tweet character limit of 140, or otherwise as short as possible – most people don’t spam their users with tens of tweets in near-rapid-fire succession.
However, this is what Shervin Pishevar did in early February upon revisiting his Twitter account following a two-month leave from the social media platform that began in December 2017 – and that tweetstorm was quite interesting.
Let’s get to it – covering the contents of the tweetstorm
With the first tweet, Pishevar’s tweetstorm predicted that the financial markets would drop 6,000 points. In just a month, the market dropped nearly 3,000 points. Close enough, right?
Dow dropped 500 points in last 30 minutes, 300 points in last 15 minutes. We could have a single day drop of 3-5,000. 1929 or 1987 levels. pic.twitter.com/ivG5aZB0Ta
— Shervin Pishevar (@shervin) February 8, 2018
Shervin Pishevar also shared that Bitcoin’s price would continue to drop. At the time, it was worth just short of $9,000. He thought that it would drop to at least $5,000 per unit. Year-to-date, Shervin Pishevar’s prediction has come within $1,000 of coming true.
Lastly, Pishevar’s 50-tweet barrage shared his opinion that the barriers Silicon Valley – the Mecca of tech business – had expanded across the globe thanks to the power of the World Wide Web.