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Damir is an entrepreneur, former venture capitalist, author, screenplay writer, producer and complexity scientist. He ran a VC fund in Silicon Valley—focused on investing in the seed and early stages of the startup cycle. As a venture capitalist, he raised more than $300 million for various companies and invested more than $50 million into 25 startups and early stage companies in the entertainment, publishing, media, sports, internet, enterprise and consumer software, hardware, financial services, manufacturing, and transportation sectors.
His years of experience in the high-tech industry includes management, sales and marketing, finance, distribution and logistics, operations, engineering, supply chain management and product development. He has worked with ventures in the the technology, media and publishing, internet, enterprise software, entertainment, alternative energy, consumer products, hardware, communications, and manufacturing sectors.
He’s the author of Entrepreneur Myths: The Startup Reality (2012). His upcoming books include Soccerpreneur: Soccer Thinking, Strategies and Methods Applied to Life and Business (2022); and Watergeddon: The Catastrophe We Can Avoid (2022).
Damir’s interests include venture capital, private equity, chaos, fractals and complexity science, energy and water technologies, the Internet of Things, 3-D printing, AI, animation & film, script writing, publishing, product design, lean and JIT manufacturing, business strategy and modeling, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, blockchain, AR, VR, military strategy, sports, software, mathematics, engineering, art, cooking and soccer.
Born in Yugoslavia, Damir at the age of six was inspired and influenced by Pele, Nikola Tesla and Walt Disney. Damir immigrated to the U.S. at the age of eleven. He became a U.S. citizen at age 16 and represented the U.S. on the National Youth Soccer Team from 16 to 19. He was a McDonald’s Soccer All-American and received a full soccer scholarship to play at Southern Methodist University, where he pursued studies in mechanical engineering. Visit DamirPerge.com
Jana is an entrepreneur and accomplished film and video producer/director. She has 15+ years experience in creativity, media, branding and advertising. Her background in advertising includes both client and agency-side experience in account management, branding, advertising campaign development and execution. She has created campaigns for digital, television, radio and print.
After graduating with honors, with a degree in Journalism and
Advertising, she worked in advertising with AH Belo for 15 years. She then started Madman Interactive Advertising and Media, where she was responsible for producing and directing television commercials
and corporate videos for companies including Ford Motor Company, Greyhound Bus Lines, and Laidlaw International.
Jana wrote, produced and directed the award-winning feature film Bicycle Bobby & Elvis, working with actors and film crew across Texas.