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An entrepreneur and investor, 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. Follow Damir on Google+
Using "intuition" in your business vocabulary is a dirty word to some entrepreneurs and investors. Observing others over the years, and including myself, I've realized how intuition plays a much bigger part in business decisions than most want to admit. We all want to think we make logical and sound business decisions.
When it comes to the art of…Continue
It’s nice to discover, after writing about something, especially when it comes to raising capital — that other entrepreneurs have done it the same way you did.
In my book, Entrepreneur Myths: The Startup Reality, I discuss the process of raising capital for your business as well as the pitfalls and myths of raising money. In one chapter, I discuss the simple notion that writing a business…Continue
I am not talking about feature creep. I'm talking about companies that have more products in their lineup than they even know. Of course, I am exaggerating... only a little. I've seen companies with so many variations of SKU’s; that even long tail business principle don’t work. Most of the SKU’s are not selling. They just sit in the warehouse and collect dust on the inventory shelves.
In other columns, I discuss two…Continue
I changed my mind about the market launch of one of the startups we are accelerating. I thought about pushing the launch date slightly because I wanted to launch it perfectly. Despite my experience of being an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, I almost fell into the trap of delaying the launch. It happens to every entrepreneur. You focus on launching that perfect launch. I guess we all, deep down in our entrepreneur subconscious mind, are looking for that perfect storm.