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Shervin Pishevar

Named "Bill Gates' Worst Nightmare" by the Financial Times, Shervin is a visionary technology entrepreneur, published researcher, start up advisor and incubation expert and startup visa activist. Shervin has raised nearly $50m in venture funding for his start ups. Shervin is the founder and CEO of SGN, one of the leading social and mobile gaming companies. 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 co-founded such companies as Hotprints to revolutionize the personal printing and direct marketing world and Hyperoffice, a leading SAAS provider for small businesses.

Shervin is an active angel investor in such companies as Aardvark (sold to Google), Gowalla,, Wakemate, Plancast, Klout, Medialets (advisor),, MightMeeting, Kissmetrics and more. Shervin was a member of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) policy working group that helped create the Obama Technology and Innovation Plan. Shervin has an extensive track record for technology innovation and his achievements have been highlighted by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, LA Times, CNN and CNBC.

Shervin founded his first company, WebOS (myWebOS), in 1997 when he was 23 years old and raised over $10 million for that venture from such investors as Adam Dell's Impact Venture Partners and Grotech Capital. In 2001 he founded Ionside Interactive, a leading award winning PocketPC software company, Application Corporation, creators of the Hyperoffice messaging and groupware suite, advised Elipse Networks. Products Shervin has created have won awards such as the 2002 Top 100 Technology Award by Computer Shopper Magazine (Ionside's Argentum), Top 5 Web Applications (Hyperoffice) by CNET and the NY Times Advertising Design Award Finalist (Elipse's Evian Design).

Shervin received his B.A (Interdisciplinary Studies) from the University of California at Berkeley. Shervin completed over a year of graduate course work in Health Economics at the University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health with a 4.0 GPA.

Highlights: Founder and Executive Chairman of Social Gaming Network (SGN); Angel Investor; Former President of Webs Inc.; Former Co-Founder of

Board Experience: comScore, Inc., Webs Inc.

Location: San Francisco Bay Area