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March 19, 2015 - U.S. News & World Report - A wealthy venture capital investor like Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL who attended SXSW, gets pitched a lot by people “passionate about their idea,” he tells U.S. News. “I’ve certainly gotten my fair share of ‘elevator pitches,’” Case says, referring to sales spiels so-called because they last about the length of an elevator ride.
March 17, 2015 - Entrepreneur - According to Steve Case, a prominent entrepreneur and the co-founder of AOL, the Internet has had three phases. The first period, lasting from 1985-2000, created the online landscape. The second, starting in 2001 and ending in 2015, made the Internet a vital and mobile component in our lives. The third age, which he says will begin next year, will accelerate disruption across all industries and force companies to adapt or die.
March 17, 2015 - Washington Business Journal - There was plenty of Washington flavor mixed into media and music festival South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, this year. Revolution co-founder Steve Case was making the rounds as he wrapped up his second Rise of the Rest startup tour and hosted a high-profile pitch competition at the festival Sunday.
March 16, 2015 - CNBC - Steve Case, Case Foundation chairman and AOL co-founder and former CEO, and Riley Eymon-Lynch, Pear Deck CEO, discuss the creation of an interactive device that engages students, and promoting entrepreneurship in the U.S.
March 16, 2015 - Fox Business - AOL Co-Founder Steve Case discusses the future of the Internet and tech sector.
March 16, 2015 - Marketplace - Steve Case is no exception. The billionaire and AOL CEO turned venture capitalist is here to advocate for tech hubs outside of Silicon Valley. We sat down with him to talk about the past, present and future of the Internet.
March 16, 2015 - TheStreet - teve Case, Chairman & CEO of Revolution and Co-Founder of AOL speaks with TheStreet's Scott Gamm at SXSW in Austin, Texas on the risks of another tech bubble, record high valuations for tech stocks. The Nasdaq eclipsed 5,000 earlier in March, the first time since March 2000. Case isn't too worried about a repeat of the tech meltdown from fifteen years ago, but said there are anomalies in the market where certain companies seem overvalued.
March 16, 2015 - Marketplace - 30 Years: That's how long ago America Online was just taking shape, reaching a million subscribers a year later. CEO Steve Case left the company more than a decade ago, and now he's a venture capitalist in Washington. Case sat down with Marketplace Tech at SXSW Interactive to talk about Facebook, the state of tech in D.C. and "the third wave of the Internet."
March 16, 2015 - Upstart Business Journal - or many south of the Mason-Dixon line, a May vacation means an early opportunity to hit the beach. For AOL co-founder Steve Case, it's a chance to spread the gospel of entrepreneurship. Case, most recently the founder of venture capital firm Revolution LLC, is hitting the road in a bus for the third time, this time heading south from his home in the Washington, D.C., area on a tour of historic Southern cities where startups are springing up in the warm climate.
March 16, 2015 - Tech Cocktail - Get ready, Southerners: Steve Case just announced that his third Rise of the Rest tour will be coming to the south in May and awarding startups $500,000. The Rise of the Rest bus tours highlight and celebrate entrepreneurial activity in emerging startup regions between the coasts.
March 16, 2015 - The Washington Post - Steve Case wrapped up his second multi-city start-up tour on Sunday, culminating in the former AOL chairman’s latest six-figure investment in an early-stage technology venture outside of traditional start-up hubs like New York City and Silicon Valley. He’s not finished, either. Case announced that his next tour will hit the road this summer – and once again, he will be bringing his checkbook.
March 13, 2015 - CNNMoney - In a keynote speech on Saturday in Austin, Case recalled his early days as an Internet pioneer and gave his predictions for its future. Case -- who now heads up Washington, D.C. based venture capital firm Revolution LLC -- spoke of the Internet in three waves. The first, of which he was a leading pioneer, ran from 1985 to 2000 and brought the Internet to everyday life.