Film on Early Venture Capitalists to Debut at SXSW


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Apple's Steve Jobs and investor Mike Markkula in the early days

A one-of-a kind documentary film chronicling the early years of Silicon Valley’s venture capital industry will debut in the Spotlight Premiere category of the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival in Austin in a few weeks (March 11-19). “Something Ventured” is a must see for everyone in the tech business, but it will captivate most anyone who uses a computer, creates PowerPoint presentations, once played Pong, or has ever started a business. As told by the original VCs of the 1950s and 1960s, the film offers an insider’s look at the genesis of some of the most successful tech companies in the US.

I first wrote about my impressions of the documentary when I saw an early screening at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA last year. Since renamed, the film offers a rare glimpse of what the Silicon Valley was like 50 years ago when the two words “venture” and “capital” were auspiciously joined to form an industry that would eventually fund 27,000 companies to the tune of $47B.

For more information, please visit the official site of Something Ventured.

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