Kelly Perdew is the Co-Founder & Managing General Partner of Moonshots Capital, a micro-venture fund that invests in extraordinary leadership. Kelly began his career as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and then received his JD MBA from UCLA. After graduating, Kelly joined his first startup, serving as VP of Business Development for ImageTel International and later worked for Deloitte Consulting. In 2005, Kelly competed in and won season 2 of The Apprentice, after which he worked as an Executive Vice President in The Trump Organization for a year, published a book, and launched a speaking tour. Kelly has been an active angel investor for the past 13 years and ultimately decided to launch his own fund, along with his partner Craig Cummings, in fall 2014.
In this episode, Kelly shares a number of common startup mistakes and offers valuable advice to entrepreneurs. We dissect the “venture math” required to deliver outsized returns and evaluate the startup mythos that can sometimes push entrepreneurs too far, as exemplified by Elizabeth Holmes. Finally, Kelly explains what it was like to work for Donald Trump and his predictions for the 2020 Presidential race.
Host: James Creech
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