Damir Perge, author of Entrepreneur Myths: The Startup Reality. How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Starting and Growing Your Business, is the founder of entrepreneurdex, a venturcelerator using complexity science to fund and launch startups.
An entrepreneur and investor, Perge's first venture was formed while he was a member of the Entrepreneur Club at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas). With more than 25 years experience, he's worked with ventures in the technology, internet, media and publishing, entertainment, energy, and manufacturing sectors raising more than $300 million in capital for various companies and investing more than $50 million into startup and emerging ventures. He's sat on the boards of 11 companies, served as editor-in-chief of Futuredex, a private equity magazine.
Born in Yugoslavia, Perge immigrated to the U.S. in elementary school. He became a U.S. citizen at age 16 and represented the U.S. on the National Soccer Team. He was a McDonald's Soccer All-American and received a full scholarship to play at Southern Methodist University.
Perge's hobbies and interests include complexity science, lean and JIT manufacturing, business strategy and business modeling, social technologies, film production, venture capital, mathematics, art and soccer.
Author of Entrepreneur Myths: The Startup Reality
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