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Shervin Pishevar

Shervin Pishevar
President, Social Gaming Network


Shervin Pishevar is president of Social Gaming Network (socialgn.com). Mr. Pishevar was an advisor for Webs.com at its early founding stages and joined as its president and board member when there were only 3 full time employees. He is responsible for leading overall strategy, business development, alliances, mergers and acquisitions and played a pivotal role in helping raise Webs.coms’ Series A funding of $11 million Series A from Columbia Capital and Novak Biddle.

Mr. Pishevar founded his first company, WebOS (myWebOS) in 1997 – when he was 23 years old – and raised more than $10 million for that venture. WebOS created the world’s first distributed operating system, that heralded the dawn of a new era in advanced on demand Windows-like web applications complete with a set of powerful API’s for developers.

Mr. Pishevar’s previous accomplishments include creating CNET’s Top 5 Web Application in 2000 (Hyperoffice), winning Computer Shopper’s Top 100 Technology Products of 2002 (Argentum), and he has raised millions in financing for companies that he co-founded or led, in areas from distributed computing to an advanced mobile graphics and a gaming company. He is a holder of numerous patents, and is a published researcher with peer-reviewed articles published in JAMA and Neuroscience Letters.

Mr. Pishevar has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, LA Times, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and on Slashdot. Mr. Pishevar received his B.A (Interdisciplinary Studies) from the University of California at Berkeley, and completed more than a year of graduate course work in Health Economics at Berkeley´┐Żs School of Public Health.

You can visit Shervin’s Freewebs site at shervin.com. Feel free to leave a guestbook comment or become his friend.


Strategy and Business Models
Location: 2022 Level: Novice
Jeremy Liew (Lightspeed Venture Patners), Shervin Pishevar (Social Gaming Network), Siqi Chen (Serious Business), Mark Pincus (Zynga), Johan Christenson (Power Challenge)
Games are getting easier and cheaper to build as the drivers of Web 2.0 spill into the games industry. This presentation explores the key drivers of this disruption and identifies some promising paths to create large businesses out of the opportunity. Read more.