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Directed by Emmy-Award-winning filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine (Ballets Russes), Something Ventured maps the creation of an industry that went on to become the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century. The story is told through the visionary risk-takers who dared to make it happen: Tom Perkins, Don Valentine, Arthur Rock, Dick Kramlich and others. The film also features some of the country s finest entrepreneurs and their stories with the venture capitalists to grow world-class companies like Intel, Apple, Cisco, Atari, Genentech, Tandem and others.
Beginning in the late 1950s, this small group of high rollers fostered a one-of-a-kind business culture that encouraged extraordinary risk and made possible unprecedented rewards. They laid the groundwork for America s start-up economy providing not just the capital but also the guidance to allow seedling companies to reach their full potential. Our lives would be dramatically different without the contributions that these venture capitalists made to the creation of PCs, the Internet and life-saving drugs.
DVD Special Features include:
Five deleted scenes, including additional interviews on Steve Jobs and the founding of Apple
English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
HD transfer, enhanced for widescreen viewing
Top customer reviews
I loved the VCs telling about the ones they missed (like not buying 30% of Apple for $50,000 because the founders were too dirty).
It tells of the sometimes uncomfortable relationship between entrepreneurs and venture capitalists - including profiling the ousting of a founder.
Great DVD. Highly recommended.
Loved every minute of this documentary. Take a ride behind the scenes of the most lucrative businesses of the last generation. You'll be amazed and inspired by their humble beginnings.