Monday, November 14th
Mindshare LA is Proud to Present a Special Screening of:
"Something Ventured: Risk, Reward, and the Original Venture Capitalists"
Drinks Specials 7pm-8pm | Screening & Q&A 8pm-10pm | Drinks Next Door at Jalisco
The Little Cart will be serving up gourmet food from 6:30pm onward.
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.
SOMETHING VENTURED was conceived by Paul Holland, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. Paul, a general partner with Foundation Capital, is co-executive producer of the film along with Molly Davis of Rainmaker Communications. The film was directed by Emmy-Award-winning filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine.
"'Without venture capitalists,' Atari founder Nolan Bushnell says, 'the future wouldn't happen nearly so quickly.' 'Something Ventured' provides ample evidence to support Bushnell's claim."
"A completely unashamed love-letter to capitalism and its virtues. Something to be celebrated with a bit of caution."
More details at http://www.somethingventuredthemovie.com/
Mindshare LA holds monthly workshops, salons and movie screenings that gather hundreds of Angelenos for evenings of inspiration and interaction. Our most popular salon-style events include short eclectic presentations, live music and interactive installations. Since 2006, Mindshare has hosted over 150 events and become a mecca for intellectuals, artists, scientists and other forward thinking characters looking for inspiration and connection across this vast city.