Something Ventured: A Film about Risk, Reward, and the Original Venture Capitalists.

The critically acclaimed documentary film Something Ventured will be airing on PBS television stations across the country beginning in early January. The film is a fantastic window into the men who, in the late 1950s, gambled their wealth, careers and social status to change the world.

The film tells the story of what we now call “Silicon Valley”—the venture capital-driven world of technology start-ups that led to the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century.

Something Ventured 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.

For all of us living in the Idea Economy, this film is a must-see.

From the producers of Something Ventured: “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.”

You can find PBS air dates on the website here

 

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