If anyone was wondering what Shervin Pishevar thought about the economy of the United States, their questions have now all been answered. The entrepreneur and Uber investor recently spent 21 hours expressing his views through a series of tweets about a myriad of topics concerning the U.S. economy.
Shervin Pishevar used his Twitter account to unload his opinions regarding bitcoin, the future of the Silicon Valley, and the effects of technology on the markets. In a series of more than 50 tweets, the venture capitalist predicted a massive slowdown of the economy. The sudden explosion of thoughts was the first time Shervin Pishevar has spoken publicly since he stepped down from Sherpa Capital in December 2017 after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced.
Among the most notable opinions expressed in the tweet storm, Shervin Pishevar used the platform to predict a drop of 6,000 points in the stock market over the next few months. Part of the reason for this dire prediction lies in his belief that volatility in the bond market will cause ripples through the rest of the financial sector. Shervin Pishevar blamed the uncertainty coming out of Washington as a result of the White House stance on trade sanctions as a major reason for the predicted market collapse. In his analysis, Pishevar expressed his opinion that the U.S. will continue to lose business to China because of the escalating decay of the U.S. infrastructure.
Shervin Pishevar also took on the emerging bitcoin technology, pointing out that he believes the industry will continue to crash before it begins to recover and stabilize over the next few years. The future of the Silicon Valley also received great attention from Pishevar when he stated that the area is merely an idea, rather than a stronghold of tech innovation. Pishevar believes that the decline of American-based startups is contributing to the negative impact of too few large companies holding the majority of the power.
Dr. Mark McKenna is a man with many different passions, and as an entrepreneur, he has been able to pursue quite a few of them. OVME, the retail aesthetics company that he founded, works to connect patients who are looking for quality healthcare professionals. This has allowed McKenna to draw on his entrepreneurial skills as well as his experience in medicine, and it is finding interested customers and success. OVME uses some of the latest technology to offer interested patients remote consultations, and these consultations then allow the patient to decide if they would like to pay for any of the services that can help them.
While Dr. Mark McKenna has announced that patients still will need to visit an OVME office, he is working to change that. This is being done through an app that will give patients the power to schedule appointments with the best healthcare professionals right in their office or home. Obviously, this is very convenient and also offers a level of privacy and comfort that no one else does. As a client-driven practice, this is exactly what Dr. Mark McKenna wants for OVME, and he is planning on using more innovations in the future to provide patients even more.
Earlier in Dr. Mark McKenna’s life, he had studied to be a doctor at the Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans. Instead of pursuing medicine in the beginning of his career, he went into real estate. He made plenty of money in New Orleans, but that was before Hurricane Katrina struck. After the tragedy, a lot of his real estate business was devastated, but he stayed around and helped to rebuild the city by working on low income housing for people. After he had done a lot for the people of New Orleans, he decided to move to Atlanta, Georgia and get back into the medical field. After Dr. Mark McKenna created and sold his successful company, ShapeMed, he decided to move on and create OVME. Today, he draws on all of his experience to create the best modern, aesthetic medical company in the United States.
Dr. Mark McKenna got his MD at Tulane School of Medicine. He graduated in 1999. Before leaving the school, he realized it was hard to make a lot of money as a doctor. After graduation, he decided not to stick to medical practice and instead went ahead to venture into the Real Estate market of New Orleans.
However, in 2005 he lost millions when Hurricane Katrina struck. He recollected the remains of his company but dissolved it later and decided to relocate to Atlanta where he opened ShapeMed. It had a chain of offices that provided cosmetic and beauty treatments like laser hair removal, Botox injections and counseling sessions on fitness and nutrition.
In 2015 Dr. Mark McKenna sold his company to a big box gym chain, lifetime fitness where he afterward joined the staff. After a year, Lifetime was bought by private equity, and Dr. McKenna quit. He is currently 43 and is working on opening a new company new early next year named ‘OVME’.
He aims to create a countrywide chain of medical cosmetic offices along with an application that will act as an uber for Botox patients. The residents of Atlanta are eagerly waiting for the medical aesthetic experience. OVME will feature four private luxury treatment rooms along with a separate office for consultations.
For Dr. Mark McKenna OVME is a product of the combination of medical aesthetics and technology. He hopes to help the Atlanta residents discover their true selves. Dr. Mark McKenna has become famous for his advocacy for his patients along with the aim to reduce the risks by ensuring the invasive procedures are as minimal as possible.
Dr. Mark McKenna in his recent interview stated that they are going into design, technology, and data to provide a unique experience for the patients.
There used to be somewhat of a stigma surrounding botox, one which has significantly waned as the product and practice have become increasingly popular. One of the individuals who has decided to not just practice botox injections but to pioneer the field itself, is Dr. Mark McKenna who has recently launched a new project called, OVME (“of me”), which, the good doctor hopes, will be to the cosmetics field what Uber has been for personal transportation.
Dr. Mark McKenna acquired his degree at Tulane Medical School where, after graduating, he discerned that he could forge a more successful career as a entrepreneur than as a practicing doctor. Due to this realization, Dr. Mark McKenna began a series of businesses, starting with ShapeMed which operated out of a series of offices in Atlanta, offering cutting edge cosmetic treatments such as botox and laser hair aesthetics and general health and fitness advice and was highly successful due to McKenna’s aptitude in key-word indexing. Once 2015 rolled around Dr. Mark Mckenna decided to sell ShapeMed and joined up with a company called Lifetime Fitness, a gym chain; he quite around a year later and it was then he decided to once again found a new company called OVME, which remains his primary focus to this day.
OVME today operates under the promise of delivering cutting edge “curated medical aesthetic experiences in contemporary and welcoming environments.” In interviews Mr. McKenna has stated that his previous experience has revealed the importance of putting one’s business premium upon user experience, thus, the goal was to build a brand around a already established brand. As McKenna explains it in one of his recent interviews, there is a lot of customer recognition and trust in Botox, but very few retailers and businesses have the same level of trust with the product user base; OVME, hopes to change all of that and present a business which users will appreciate and trust as much as Botox itself.
One detail that’s grabbed the attention of headlines is the recent outburst by Shervin Pishevar concerning a rather gloomy outlook on the US economy in the coming years, and it seems to be brought on in part by a Bitcoin crash that hasn’t yet finished while a ruined infrastructural support system lags far behind that of other countries. It all seems so odd: The venture capitalist, who formerly headed Sherpa Capital, had disappeared since his resignation from the company back in December. What brought him back in such a furious storm?
For those not yet in the know, Shervin Pishevar was originally forced to exit Sherpa Capital due to overwhelming attention toward allegations of sexual misconduct, and he stated that it was necessary to cut himself off from the company in order to prevent the drama from interfering with its operation. Interestingly enough, his return to media headlines now coincides with a recent lawsuit that was placed on a company known as Definers Public Affairs — a rather official-sounding name if one hadn’t known differently — for allegedly slandering him.
In his 21-hour onslaught of more than 40 tweets outlining a dark future for US enterprisers and consumers alike in the coming years, Shervin Pishevar notes the following:
- The infrastructural support system in the US is in bad shape. It’s difficult to acquire funding for projects anymore, and those that are approved take months or years to finish what the likes of China can knock out in mere hours.
- The big fish in business, namely the five most influential companies (Apple, Amazon, Alphabet [Google], Facebook and Microsoft), will continue to trample start-ups in the country, stifling innovation and discouraging more companies from starting up in the future.
- The stock market is about to see a 6,000-point drop thanks to these conditions and more, one of them being the much-emphasized continuation of the Bitcoin crash. Shervin Pishevar points out that the cryptocurrency is expected to drop by as much as another $5,000 before coming to a rest and then slowly ascending once more.