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Something Ventured (2011)

Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around. Behind some of the world's most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who (through... See full summary »

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Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around. Behind some of the world's most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who (through timing, foresight, a keen ability to size up other people, and a lot of luck) saw opportunity where others did not: these are the original venture capitalists. All were backing and building companies before the term 'venture capital' had been coined: companies that led to the birth of biotechnology and the spectacular growth in microprocessors, personal computers and the web. SOMETHING VENTURED uncovers the ups and downs of the building of some of the greatest companies of the twentieth century, and the hidden dramas behind some of the most famous names in business. Written by Anonymous

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24 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Informative Look at the History of Venture Capitalism
27 July 2011 | by The_Great_SilenceSee all my reviews

To tell you the truth I was not at all looking forward to watching a film about venture capitalism. It just didn't seem that interesting to me. Once the film was over however I was glad I gave it a chance. The Locally made film was a short and fun history lesson on the California companies, and venture capitalists that back them, that went on to change our county and the world.

The film focuses on the venture capitalists that funded high tech businesses around the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. We get to see interviews with the people who passed on, along with the people who finally funded Apple's idea for a home computer and Atari's home video games. More interesting than that, we get an inside look into the mindset of someone who is risking loads of money to support something that everyone else thinks is crazy.

The filmmakers do a great job at keeping the film fast paced, entertaining and informative. The movie is definitely worth seeing, especially if you live in the Bay Area and want to know about California's second gold rush.

  • Nick - Filmbalaya.com


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