INSIDE: two free questionnaires with answers - Are you are an entrepreneur? and Should you start your venture? Thousands of entrepreneurs fail each year because they fall for the common myths about entrepreneurship. These entrepreneur myths propagate like a virus because one has taken the time to aggregate, analyze, reflect and filter this valuable information from an entrepreneur and venture capitalist perspective. READER REVIEWS After reading Entrepreneur Myths, I feel like a seasoned entrepreneur. This is a must read for any entrepreneur. Perge tells it how it is, in a way that makes you feel like you're talking to a trusted friend over a beer. A wealth of priceless kwledge and advice that can only be obtained through years of experience as a VC and entrepreneur. An excellent read for startup entrepreneurs who want to grow their business or upcoming college readers. Packed full of valuable advice you can't get at business school. As both an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who's been out there in the trenches for 25 years, Damir Perge shares his exciting adventures and the roller coaster ride of being in the entrepreneurship and venture capital game. He learned what it takes to be an entrepreneur in fabled Silicon Valley and beyond. As a venture capitalist, Perge invested more than $50 million into over 25 startups. As an entrepreneur, he launched 10+ startups in high-tech, publishing, media, energy and more. A Few of the Common Entrepreneur Myths: - Raising capital is easy if you have a great idea - Sweat equity is extremely valuable - Valuation is based on numbers - Dumb money is bad money, and smart money is good money - You need capital to develop a product or service - All it takes is a great idea - Venture capitalists are vultures - Raising big money is harder than small money - Venture capital is the best way to fund your venture - Angels are angelic - VCs are smarter than you - You need capital to develop a product or service - You must have an office - The journey is the reward - You'll be your own boss - You can raise money overnight If you want the entrepreneur mindset required to be an entrepreneur you'd better start reading w, and hang on tight for the entrepreneurship ride.
Damir Perge, author of Entrepreneur Myths: The Startup Realty. 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 in the high-tech sector. 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. Books coming by Damir Perge: Entreprenetics: The Psychology of the Entrepreneur Mind Guerillapreneur: Entrepreneur Insights from the Trenches Soccerpreneur: Everything I learned about life and business, I learned on the soccer field Businessnatomy: The Anatomy of a Business Model