Shervin Pishevar ranks as one of the most important figures in the world of tech finance. He is the founder and CEO of Investment company, a venture capital firm that concentrates primarily in the tech sector. Investment company has funded some of the most famous startups of the last decade, including Uber, Airbnb and Virgin Hyperloop. On his own, Shervin Pishevar has also founded companies like WebOS, Social Gaming Network and Ionside.
Shervin Pishevar also runs one of the most-followed Twitter feeds in the country. He has more than 100,000 followers and has the attention of some of the leading thinkers within Silicon Valley. Shervin Pishevar regularly tweets on a wide range of topics, including the economy, the state of technology and the fiscal and monetary policies of the government.
But one of the topics about which he has been most excited has been the development of hyperloop technology. As a key early figure in the creation of Virgin Hyperloop, Shervin Pishevar has been an enthusiastic promotor of hyperloop technology from the beginning. In a recent tweet storm, he continued sharing with the public the many reasons that this could ultimately prove to be a game-changing technology.
Shervin Pishevar says that hyperloop technology represents a dramatic leap forward in the state of transportation. There are three reasons that hyperloops have to potential to revolutionize travel. The first is efficiency. Because hyperloops exist within a vacuum and involve either magnetic or air-bearing levitation, the coefficient of drag is reduced almost to zero. Even some of the most frictionless modes of transport, like freight ships and freight trains, produce vastly more drag than hyperloops. This leads into the second revolutionary aspect. The huge efficiency gains ultimately translate into incredible efficiency, meaning that hyperloops will likely cost only a fraction of what driving or airfare might run.
The third revolutionary aspect of hyperloops is speed and time savings. Because hyperloops are both faster than jets and set up more or less like a subway, the travel times for regional trips may be cut by as much as 80 percent. These things will ultimately mean that hyperloops may become the regional transport mode of the future.