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Damir is an entrepreneur, former Silicon Valley venture capitalist, author, producer, screenplay writer, 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. Damir’s 25 years experience in the high-tech industry includes management, sales and marketing, finance, distri- bution and logistics, operations, engineering, supply chain management and product development. He has worked with ventures in the technology, media and publishing, internet, enterprise software, entertainment, alternative energy, consumer products, hardware, communications, and manufacturing sectors.
He’s author of Entrepreneur Myths: The Startup Reality (2012). His upcoming books include Futbolpreneur: Soccer Thinking, Strategies and Methods Applied to Life and Business (2019); Silicon Disrupted: How to Leapfrog Silicon Valley (2020), and Startup Unicorns: The Market Analytics of Billion Dollar Startups (2021). Damir’s interests include venture capital, private equity, chaos, fractals and complexity science, technology, IoT, 3-D printing, AI, animation & film, script writing, publishing, 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 Pelé, 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.
Jana is co-founder of entrepreneurdex. She is also co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Fluidlytix, Intelligent Water Management System; and co-founder of PAW Systems, cloud- based, enterprise scalable software platform that uses AI and blockchain to build online marketplaces.
Jana founded Madman Interactive Advertising and Media, working with clients including Ford Motor Company, Greyhound Bus Lines and Laidlaw International. She has produced and directed her own films, as well as television commercials, infomercials and corporate videos for clients including Ford Motor Company, Greyhound Bus Lines, Laidlaw International, and many more.
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.
Jana has a B.A. in journalism and advertising.