About the Film. SOMETHING VENTURED tells the story of the creation of an industry that went on to become the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century. It is told by the visionary risk-takers who dared to make it happen...Tom Perkins, Don Valentine, Arthur Rock, Dick Kramlich and others. The film also includes some of our finest entrepreneurs sharing how they worked with these venture capitalists to grow world-class companies like Intel, Apple, Cisco, Atari, Genentech, Tandem and others.
Beginning in the late 1950's, 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 working capital but 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.
Directed by Emmy-Award-winning filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine, SOMETHING VENTURED is executive produced by Paul Holland, a general partner with Foundation Capital, and Molly Davis, a founding partner of Rainmaker Communications.
SOMETHING VENTURED will also screen during the Palo Alto Film Festival, September 29 through October 2, 2011. PAIFF: Redefining Film in a Digital Age. PAIFF is a four-day festival celebrating the new forms of storytelling in film and media that have developed as a result of technological innovation. The inaugural festival showcases 20 features, 25 shorts and 30 talks, panels and workshops.
This screening is part of our 2011 lecture series celebrating Revolutionaries, featuring conversations with and about some of the most distinguished thinkers in the computing field. The Revolutionaries lecture series complements the launch of the Computer History Museum's permanent exhibition, Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing.
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA, 94043