“We’re proud to have Sherpa involved. Their deep understanding and connections in the Mobility space, combined with their visionary outlook, make them one of our most trusted strategic advisors. The remarkable thing is, however, that they’re also always happy to roll up their sleeves and help us with crucial tactical work. We know they’ve got our back.”
– Jonathan Matus, Zendrive
Jonathan Matus
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
Jennifer Goldfarb, Marcelo Camberos, Michelle Phan – ipsy
“Shervin, Scott, and the rest of the team at Sherpa have been incredible partners for us at PillPack. Through their incredible network and connections, they have fundamentally altered the trajectory of our business and helped us navigate complex regulatory challenges. They’ve more than delivered on everything promised and I cannot say enough good things about the team at Sherpa.”
– TJ Parker, PillPack
TJ Parker
“We’re incredibly happy to have Sherpa as our investor. Sherpa has an impressive network that they leverage to support us in everything from business development to press and fundraising. Sherpa feels like a family that will fight for you and have your back in any situation.
– Eugenia Kuyda, Luka
Eugenia Kuyda


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.

Our statement about diversity and inclusion  

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is one of our core values at Sherpa, not only in the team members we hire, but also in the companies we choose to work with and as it relates to ideas, perspectives and experiences. Immigrants have played a critical role in shaping our industry and we have many immigrants in our family of founders. Our firm was co-founded by an immigrant and war refugee from Iran. Talented entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists come from all over the world and their access to freedom and opportunity should not be banned. Forty percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children. Sherpa is proud to be committed at the highest level to equal rights and inclusion and plans to put our values into action by working diligently with our community of founders, fellow VCs, industry policy groups and technology leaders to enact change. Shervin and Family in New York

Our cofounder Shervin Pishevar and his family came to America as refugees of the Iranian Revolution in 1980. They were welcomed with open arms.


  • “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


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.

Shervin Pishevar

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Scott Stanford

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Alex Fayette


Arielle Cahayag

Office Manager

Brian Yee


James Pipe


Jill Stanghellini

Executive Assistant

Karina Berry

Receptionist and Office Assistant

Kirby Bartlett

Managing Director, COO and CCO

Lauren Fishman

Executive Assistant

Liz Keen

Head of Brand and Communications

Natalie Sharp

Office of Shervin Pishevar

B. Sarah Haynes, PhD

Chief of Staff to Shervin Pishevar

Stacey Leanos

Director of Investor Relations

Tiffany Ho

Investment Associate

Veronica Booi



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CEO, The Messina Group

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