Nikola Tesla was the Serbian-American genius who invented the radio X-Ray, vacuum tube amplifier and other modern technological advances we can't live without. 

Though he died in 1943, someone made a cartoon about what would have happened if he had to pitch his vision to Silicon Alley venture capitalists. 

The VCs are a riot—into themselves, glued to their gadgets, and unwilling to hear Tesla's ideas beyond how they can turn a profit. It's enough to make you wonder what Steve Jobs would think. 

Watch the video here: 

[ht @davemcclure]