"Crowdpac's ranking of technology sector donations published today shows there's little correlation between Silicon Valley's financial backing and the ballot box - at least as this point in the 2016 election cycle." - re/code, February 10, 2016. Here is the article.
For example, as re/code points out, amazing venture capitalist and former lawyer, Peter Thiel, ponied up $2 million to Carly Fiorina's Super PAC. Yesterday, Fiorina ended her campaign for U.S. president. As in many initiatives she had tried out, Fiorina tends to start out strong. Then she fizzles. My assessment is that after getting her ducks in a row, she turns inward.
Brilliance in one field, such as technology, doesn't necessary carry over to other fields. Politics has become a very complex discipline onto itself. To play that game effectively - that is, back candidates who can win - you have to understand lots more than just polling. Other factors to evaluate range from ground forces to if the social networks are generating outcomes. The latter may be sophisticated but duds.