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November 10, 2014 - Forbes - “250 years ago, America was a startup,” said Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of investment group, Revolution LLC. “Now, 250 years later, it’s the leader of the free world.” When Case started America Online (AOL) almost 30 years ago, he didn’t know it would eventually define the Internet and—as a result—society as a whole.
November 5, 2014 - Street Fight - During a panel at Street Fight Summit in New York Tuesday, Tige Savage, managing partner at Revolution Ventures, and Dave Ambrose, managing director at Steadfast Venture Capital joined the Guardian’s east coast tech editor Dominic Rushe to discuss the growing opportunities — and future challenges — in rethinking traditionally local businesses.
November 4, 2014 - Charlie Rose (PBS) - On “Charlie Rose,” a conversation with Steve Case. He is the CEO of the venture capital firm Revolution and founder and CEO of AOL.
November 3, 2014 - The National - Silicon Valley is a truly historic marker in human achievement, but it doesn't own a monopoly on innovation. There is today in the US an effort called “Rise of the Rest” led by venture capitalist Steve Case to support the development of talent, innovation and new businesses in other cities all around the US.
October 30, 2014 - Bloomberg Businessweek - The main thing I do is [venture capital firm] Revolution; we invest in people and ideas that can change the world. The broader theme is trying to make sure we remain the most entrepreneurial nation in the world. I don’t think it’s guaranteed; 250 years ago, America itself was a startup, just an idea. Now it’s the leader of the world because it has the leading economy. We need to make sure we’re investing in entrepreneurs all across the country and celebrating the work of startups.
October 29, 2014 - Silicon Prairie News - Steve Case remembers the early days of AOL in Washington D.C. in the 1980s. The founder of one of the world’s first mainstream Internet services says it was a government town only.
October 29, 2014 - CNBC Power Pitch - Naturebox founder Guatam Gupta pitches panelist Nick Marsh, FirstMark Capital Partner, Naval Ravikant, AngelList Founder, and Clara Sieg, Revolution Ventures his startup business.
October 27, 2014 - Benzinga - Billionaire Ted Leonsis has been at the forefront of majorly lucrative trends, and according to James Altucher, host of "The James Altucher Show," he's an extremely inspirational speaker. As a former AOL, Inc. executive and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment (patriarch to Washington, D.C. sports), Leonsis has seen great success. At 26, he sold off his first company for a cool $70 million.
October 23, 2014 - Washington Business Journal - Steve Case earlier this month wrapped up the second leg of his "Rise of the Rest" Midwest bus tour, drawing crowds and dropping oversized $100,000 novelty checks as he went. A casual observer might assume he's running for something (he's not). So what's Case's ultimate goal here?
October 21, 2014 - Forbes - Before a packed ballroom, five companies presented their startup ideas to a all-star panel of judges for a chance to win $400,000. AOL Cofounder and CEO of Revolution LLC Steve Case, Founder and CEO of Atom Factory Troy Carter and Forbes Media CEO Mike Perlis heard the pitches and asked questions about the operations and business models.
October 20, 2014 - TechCrunch - From Chicago’s city of big shoulders to the new businesses bolstering Detroit’s renaissance; in Cleveland and Cincinnati and Kansas City and St. Louis, startup economies are flourishing across the Midwest. The proof is in events like Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest tour, a whistle-stop paean to entrepreneurship whose first leg wrapped up over the summer.
October 16, 2014 - Forbes - The criteria was simple: be one of the chosen participants at the Under 30 Summit, comprised in large part of honorees from a Forbes 30 Under 30 list, or else be an under 30 entrepreneur based from our host city, Philadelphia. (In keeping with Case’s Rise of the Rest tour, Silicon Valley start-ups, which have access to a torrent of capital were excluded.) The prize is immense: an equity investment of $150,000 from Steve Case ($100,000), Forbes Media and Carter — a hell of a team to have in your corner.