What Shervin Pishevar Thinks About Starting a Company

Twitter is a wonderful tool that allows everyone to speak their mind. In some cases, it can lead to interesting ideas such as those presented by Shervin Pishevar. His tweet storm in February 2018 lasted for 21 hours and was widely talked about in the media. Here are a few of the key points that he made during his social media vent session.

Business Ownership Is a Decentralized Idea Today

As technology evolves and attitudes toward business creation change, there will likely come a day when you won’t have to leave home to start a future Fortune 500 company. Instead, you can simply reach out to investors and customers online from wherever you live. According to Shervin Pishevar, the idea of being a business owner has gone viral and spread throughout the country and the world. This could lead to startups being founded overseas that are just as competitive as those in the United States.

We Need to Think More Like Elon Musk

The United States won’t have the infrastructure necessary to retain our role as the world’s top economic power without some sort of long-term goal to improve roads and airports. Shervin Pishevar believes that the United States needs to follow the example of Elon Musk and start looking into ways to modernize transportation. He cited the Chinese ability to construct a train station in nine days as a reason why we won’t be able to compete in the long run.

The Era of Early Stage Startups Is Over

Google, Facebook and Amazon are likely going to keep smaller new companies from gaining traction in the United States. Going forward, most startups will be created in other countries according to the thoughts espoused by Shervin Pishevar. Combined with changes in the way companies are started and grown, it is likely that California is starting to lose or has already lost its status as the dominant force in the startup landscape.


William Saito- The Genius Behind I/O

William Saito grew up near Silicon Valley, California. During his childhood, he had a passion for taking apart electronics and decoding software from computer programs.

Back in the day computer programs were less complicated then the written code in today’s computer world. It was due to Wiliam Saito’s experience and fascination with taking things apart, specifically computers and software, that lead him to discovering his passion for writing software.

William Saito would break the copy protection to computer programs enabling him to understand the guts of computer code. It was a language he taught himself so that he could understand the depth written within the code of computers.

Saito’s fascination for computer code lead him finding his company, I/O Software. He was a college student when he founded the company in 1991. In this period of time, software was in its earliest stages of development and was a lot less intricate than today’s computer coding.

In Saito’s earlier years, his parents bought him an IBM computer to help him with his math and science skills. This lead him to a deep fascination with learning the code behind computers as he increased his skills and understaning of the language of computers.

Over several years with learning the computer language, Saito taught himself BASIC which is a language that computers use for their databases. Once he became a junior in high school he was offered a internship a stockbroker company, Merill Lynch. This gave Saito hands on experience on writing mathematical code and processes for computers.

After working for Merill Lynch for a couple of years, he started working out of his dorm room, translating software to Japanese for several Japanese companies.

He graduated from University and decided that to work full-time on developing his projects with I/O. In the early 2000s Saito was approached by Sony who was interested in using I/O to develop a new product. Saito was intrigued by Sony’s interest and wanted to develop fingerprinting technology with I/O. Saito’s interest in fingerprinting technology lead to what we call touchscreens on smartphones today.