Venture capitalist David Cowan longs for the public recognition of his business parter Michael Fertik, a tech industry icon and celebrity innovator. Naturally, David does what Michael would and commissions a flattering documentary about himself.
David expects the cameras to capture a high profile victory lap in the wake of Michael's bold prediction of a counterintuitive Trump electoral victory. But when Michael blindsides David by publicly retiring from innovation, David is left shell-shocked; now just another anonymous member of the .001%.
His reserved seat on the Forbes Midas List on the line, David raises a $250 million early stage venture fund for Michael to operate at his discretion, with David serving as partner and mentor.
What follows is part Best in Show, part Shark Tank, as Michael employs counterintuitive methods to reinvent venture capital investing and bubbleproof the industry.
Michael burns through the funds, soaring higher and higher on his own genius fumes. Can David fight off intoxication and save his reputation, and Michael, from the smoldering zeppelin of bad ideas?