Something Ventured

Overview

It's one thing to come up with an idea that could change the world, it's something else to actually make something of it. Something that often separates successful entrepreneurs from folks imagine interesting things is the capital to manufacture and market a new product; most inventors, however, don't have unlimited funds at their disposal, and that's where venture capitalists come in. Many of the major companies involved in the information revolution, such as Apple, Intel and Atari, were able to move forward ...
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Overview

It's one thing to come up with an idea that could change the world, it's something else to actually make something of it. Something that often separates successful entrepreneurs from folks imagine interesting things is the capital to manufacture and market a new product; most inventors, however, don't have unlimited funds at their disposal, and that's where venture capitalists come in. Many of the major companies involved in the information revolution, such as Apple, Intel and Atari, were able to move forward with new technology because they'd found investors who believed in the potential of their ideas and were willing to put their money where their mouths were. Filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller introduce viewers to men who bankrolled some of the leading advances in computer technology in the documentary Something Ventured, in which they share what they saw in these new and unconventional notions and how they learned from the young turks of the computer revolution and vice versa. Something Ventured received its world premiere at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival.
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Special Features

Five deleted scenes, including additional interviews on Steve Jobs and Apple
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2012
  • UPC: 795975114134
  • Original Release: 2011
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  • Source: Zeitgeist Films
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 46,966

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Po Bronson Voice Only
Herbert Boyer Participant
Nolan Bushnell Participant
Dick Kramlich Participant
Mike Markkula Participant
Gordon Moore Participant
Tom Perkins Participant
Arthur Rock Participant
Jimmy Treybig Participant
Don Valentine Participant
Technical Credits
Dan Geller Director, Cinematographer, Executive Producer, Producer
Dayna Goldfine Director, Producer
Richard Beggs Sound/Sound Designer
Jen Bradwell Editor
Molly Davis Executive Producer, Producer
Paul Holland Executive Producer, Producer
Laura Karpman Score Composer
Celeste Schaefer Snyder Producer
Gary Weimberg Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Something Ventured
1. Venture Capital, Defined [2:58]
2. Arthur Rock and the Traitorous Eight [5:27]
3. Fairchild and the Lunch Table [5:39]
4. Intel [9:13]
5. Tandem Computers [6:45]
6. Atari [6:29]
7. Father Figures [5:42]
8. Genentech [8:18]
9. Jobs, Woz and Apple [8:02]
10. PowerPoint [7:15]
11. Cisco Systems [13:08]
12. End Credits [5:44]
1. The Firing of Steve Jobs [:22]
3. Dot.com Boom and Bust [:01]
5. The Prudent Man Rule [:01]
7. The Role of Failure [:01]
9. Round of Funding [:01]
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