The Sherpa team is well networked and is not afraid to leverage their connections to help their portfolio companies. Having them on ipsy’s side has proven extremely valuable as we consider partnerships, pursue press opportunities and stay ahead of changes in the online ecosystem.
– Marcelo Camberos, ipsy
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“Sherpa is an amazing partner. Their support has been invaluable for everything from fundraising to marketing to recruiting.”
– David Lortscher, MD, Curology
David Lortscher, MD
“We’re proud to have had Sherpa lead an investment in Cue. The Sherpa team has had vision in the way they approach strategically helping Cue through their extensive network and business insight. They saw the value in bringing Cue and Johnson & Johnson together, an insight and mentorship that led to a key deal between the two companies.”
– Ayub Khattak, Cue Health
Ayub Khattak
Cue Health
“Sherpa has been instrumental in helping many aspects of our business – from building key relationships, to providing strategic insights and fundraising, just to name a few. We are thrilled to have their team as partners!”
– Tri Tran, Munchery
Tri Tran


Sherpa Capital is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that supports the most promising emerging technology-enabled companies, helping them become global brands beloved by their customers.


  • “From the moment I told our story I could feel that Sherpa believed in me and our vision. I felt understood. Looking back it makes sense, it was just one entrepreneur talking to another.”

    – Jeff Kearl, Stance

  • “At every stage of our development the Sherpa team has provided key insight and strategic contacts that have developed into new partnerships, investment capital, and industry connections helping Cue to level up as a business.”

    – Ayub Khattak, Cue Health

  • “Sherpa has been an amazing partner to Hyperloop Technologies, not only aiding our financing efforts around the world, but also in helping us to define the truly transformational nature of our 'on-demand' fifth mode of transportation to investors, partners, press and future sources of talent.”

    – Rob Lloyd, Hyperloop Technologies

  • “The Sherpa team spent significant time and went deep on key operational matters where ipsy needed help. Their support and advice regarding our media and creator strategy has been an important leverage point as we continue to rapidly scale the business.”

    – Marcelo Camberos, ipsy

  • “Sherpa thinks differently and helped us think differently in our process of starting and scaling Beepi. Their impact is huge.

    – Ale Resnik, Beepi


Great vision flourishes with great people. We invest in people, and that begins with recruiting the best team with outstanding minds and hearts. Our logo has a smile in the “e” for a reason. We want to change the world and have fun while doing it.

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Shervin Pishevar

Co-Founder and Managing Director
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Scott Stanford

Co-Founder and Managing Director
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Alex Fayette

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Ana Kostioukova, CFA

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Arielle Cahayag

Office Manager
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Brian Pham

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Brian Yee

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James Pipe

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Kirby Bartlett

Managing Director, COO and CCO
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Lauren Fishman

Executive Assistant
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B. Sarah Haynes, PhD

Chief of Staff to Shervin Pishevar
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Tina Sharkey

Venture Partner


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Jim Messina

CEO, The Messina Group
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Padmasree Warrior

U.S. CEO, NextEV


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800 Market Street, 8th Floor
(entrance on Ellis Street between Market and Powell streets)
San Francisco, CA 94102