Something Ventured

Something Ventured

Director: Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine

Cast: Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine, Po Bronson, Tom Perkins

     
 

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… See more details below

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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Product Details

Release Date:
05/15/2012
UPC:
0795975114134
Original Release:
2011
Rating:
NR
Source:
Zeitgeist Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:25:00
Sales rank:
30,086

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Po Bronson Narrator
Tom Perkins Participant
Arthur Rock Participant
Don Valentine Participant
Dick Kramlich Participant
Nolan Bushnell Participant
Gordon Moore Participant
Jimmy Treybig Participant
Herbert Boyer Participant
Mike Markkula Participant

Technical Credits
Dan Geller Director,Cinematographer,Executive Producer
Dayna Goldfine Director,Producer
Richard Beggs Sound/Sound Designer
Jen Bradwell Editor
Molly Davis Executive Producer
Paul Holland Executive 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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