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How This Man Made the Leap From Artist to Entrepreneur

'The entrepreneurial spirit of defining, of iterating on a vision is what artists are fundamentally all about,' says Monegraph founder Kevin McCoy.
Kevin McCoy, pouring one out. Source: Bobby Fisher

Editor's Note: This is an updated version of the story that was originally published in Entrepreneur's February issue.

How does a lifelong artist transition into entrepreneurship?

Easy: He relies on his creativity, like everyone else.

It’s a Saturday in December and things are not going well for Kevin McCoy. His year-old startup, Monegraph, released a major software update the previous evening and the bug fixes aren’t documented properly, the marketing materials aren’t complete, and the interfaces are barely holding together. The release, it seems, is a work in progress.

But then again, this CEO is a work in progress too. Until recently he just called

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