Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller

SOMETHING VENTURED is directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine. For over 25 years, Dan and Dayna have created multi- character documentaries that cover such diverse topics as the arts, education, history, and culture. Their documentaries have screened theatrically and been broadcast in the US and internationally. Their films have also been recognized at major festivals, including Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, Tribeca, and Venice. Other documentaries they have produced include:

  • Halleluiah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song
  • The Galapagos Affair
  • Ballets Russes
  • Now and Then: From Frosh to Seniors
  • Kids of Survival: The Art and Life of Tim Rollins + K.O.S.
  • FROSH: Nine Months in a Freshman Dorm

Paul Holland

Paul is managing director of Mach49’s Corporate Venture Investing practice, working with global businesses to design, launch, and manage corporate venture capital funds. Previously, Paul Holland was General Partner of Foundation Capital, where he led the firm’s CleanTech investment practice. Prior to that, Paul served as SVP of Worldwide Sales at Kana Communications and as VP and general manager for Pure Software, where he helped grow the company’s market value to over $1 billion.

Molly Davis

Molly is the founder of Rainmaker, a Silicon Valley marketing and communications firm. For 30+ years, she’s worked with tech giants like Apple, Cisco, and VMware as well as countless companies just getting their start. Whatever the medium – film, video, books, keynote speeches, digital content, and more – Molly specializes in storytelling that helps companies stand out and stand up for what they believe in. Before starting Rainmaker in 2000, Molly enjoyed a successful career in marketing and public relations, working with some of the world’s earliest pioneers in online finance and e-commerce.

Jen Bradwell

Jen Bradwell has edited numerous documentaries, including the Emmy Award-winning Time for Ilhan; The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia (Sundance/HBO); and recently Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s Fair Play (Hulu); Jennifer Maytorena Taylor’s For the Love of Rutland (Hotdocs/PBS); and Erika Kohn’s What You’ll Remember (NYT Op-Docs). Two seminal projects she wrote and edited (Resilience and Paper Tigers) have had more than 50,000 community screenings to date, helping ignite a national conversation about childhood trauma. She is currently directing her first feature documentary with her husband, the prolific composer Todd Boekelheide.

Laura Karpman

A bold, incandescent talent, composer Laura Karpman creates powerful, imaginative scores that push the boundaries of storytelling. Her award-winning music – spanning film, television, theater, interactive media, and live performance – reflects an audaciously creative, prodigious, fresh spirit.
Karpman collaborates with the most creative filmmakers of our time, including Misha Green, Steven Spielberg, Nia DaCosta, Kevin Feige, Alex Gibney, Kasi Lemmons, Sam Pollard and Eleanor, Francis Ford, and Sophia Coppola.

Po Bronson

Po is a General Partner at global venture capital firm SOSV. In the ’90s, Po was a finance and tech journalist covering Silicon Valley for Wired and The New York Times Magazine, and an op-ed contributor for The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of seven bestselling books that are available in 28 languages and his science journalism has been honored with nine national awards. Most recently, Po authored Decoding the World: A Roadmap for the Questioner.

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