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December 30, 2014 - DCInno - Though overall venture capital funding in D.C. declined this year, there were still many impactful funding rounds in 2014 led by a flurry of deals in December. Whether a brand new seed or a late-stage funding for national expansion, we've picked out 23 fundings that mattered most this year, split up by funding stages.
January 21, 2015 - The Wall Street Journal - Last week, a panel of business executives and academics co-chaired by AOL co-founder Steve Case and former Hewlett-Packard Chairman Carly Fiorina called for the creation of a national entrepreneurship competition in which teams of elementary-, middle- and high-school students would propose and pitch to judges their ideas for new ventures.
January 16, 2015 - Washington Business Journal - AOL founder Steve Case predicted last January that the region east of the Mississippi River would raise more venture capital than Silicon Valley in 2014. And all those states east of the Mississippi did well in their own right, attracting $15.7 billion in venture capital, about 50 percent more than in 2013.
January 16, 2015 - The Washington Post - Prime Minister David Cameron took a brief tour of 1776, a start-up business incubator and investment fund that supports early-stage ventures in sectors like energy, education and health care. During his visit, Cameron met with local entrepreneurs, including AOL co-founder and Revolution Ventures CEO Steve Case...
January 15, 2015 - DCInno - Startups and entrepreneurship are the key to boosting the numbers of middle-class jobs according to Steve Case and Carly Fiorina. The University of Virginia's Miller Center released a report on Thursday from a commission led by Case, the co-founder of AOL and Fiorina the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard proposing ways that state and local communities and governments can increase entrepreneurship and middle-class jobs.
January 15, 2015 - Triangle Business Journal - Triangle entrepreneurs: AOL co-founder Steve Case is watching you – and he says you're "on the rise." As the Triangle continues to build out its entrepreneurship community, I thought I'd ask "Rise of the Rest" cheerleader Case for a progress report.
January 14, 2015 - The Business Journals - Fiorina joined with AOL co-founder Steve Case to lead the Milstein Symposium Commission on Entrepreneurship and Middle-Class Jobs to look at ways to boost entrepreneurship in the U.S. Here are five recommendations they came up, outlined in more detail in a report issued Wednesday...
January 14, 2015 - Inc. - A report from the Milstein Commission--with co-chairs Steve Case and Carly Fiorina--proposes five solutions to the entrepreneurship crisis in the U.S.
January 4, 2015 - The Washington Post - If Washington is merely a government town, no one told the venture capital community. Investors have funneled sizeable sums of cash over the past several months into a string of local companies that hail from a broad swath of industries, including education technology, retail software, digital media and restaurants.
December 2014 - Inc. - But when Steve Case, Peter Diamandis, Esther Dyson, and other forward thinkers offer their thoughts about the future of entrepreneurship, you'd be a fool not to listen. Among their predictions: We'll see even grander and more ambitious ventures from entrepreneurs in the coming years.
December 12, 2014 - Washington Business Journal - The Washington Business Journal is honored to continue the recognition for the the most admirable CEOs and Best in Business in the region! Join us for our black tie awards ceremony with the best of the best in the D.C. area.
December 10, 2014 - The Washington Post - A Lanham, Md.-based start-up called Optoro has received a $50 million investment led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which is known for prescient bets on companies such as Google, Netscape, Twitter and Amazon.com.

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