About Damir Perge
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 (2021); 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.