Rich Inventors And Great Ideas Are Getting A Reality Series

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silicon valleyHBO’s comedy series Silicon Valley follows a group of computer-savvy innovators living together to develop the start-up company Pied Piper, which produces a music app with a super-snazzy compression algorithm. Syfy is currently developing a real-life version of Silicon Valley called Bazillion Dollar Club, which will be about big brains turning big, sci-fi-friendly ideas into reality. I’d joke about wanting to live in the future where I could watch this show on a portable screen I can carry in my pocket, but I can already do that.

The Bazillion Dollar Club has been ordered straight to series, though it’ll only consist of six hour-long episodes. The docuseries will take place in the middle of California’s real world Silicon Valley and will center on two of the most progressive minds out there. Dave McClure is a West Virginia-born entrepreneur who worked for a series of large companies (not to mention creating one) before founding the highly successful investment-oriented company 500 Startups, which has put money into over 500 companies thus far, and has raised roughly eleventeen-jabrillion dollars. Ignite co-founder Brady Forrest is currently the vice president of hardware startup accelerator. Both men are well versed in giving money to other people to make fortunes. Not a talent I happen to share.