On the Road Again

Willie Nelson wrote that he loved making music with his friends and couldn’t wait to “get on the road again.”

At Revolution we love working with entrepreneurs and helping them to start and scale new businesses, which is why we are looking forward to firing up the Rise of the Rest bus again and hitting the road in early May.

Edtech Startup, Echo360, Proves Active Learning Greatly Improves Student Outcomes

In the United States, there has been an ongoing discussion and debate about the future of higher-education including its affordability, access, relevance to the modern workforce, diversity, competitiveness in the context of the global community, and the role technology should play. In order for the U.S. to continue to be an educational leader in the global world, we must find innovative solutions to address these issues. In particular, the rising cost of attending a college or university, which is preventing an increasing portion of our younger population from attending and graduating.

All-in-One Local Service Commerce Platform, Booker, Closes $35 Million Funding Round

About five years ago, we met a company with a product called SpaFinder. The company had a promising technology that addressed a big challenge that no one else was tackling - moving the sale of services from offline to online. At the time, the ability to buy products online was exploding, but booking services online was still few and far between. We knew they were on to something big, so we worked closely with them to recapitalize, spin it out and launch of the new company (then named GramercyOne) in 2011. 

Revolution's David Hall Reflects on the TechCrunch Atlanta Meetup and Pitch-Off

Over the past year or so, I’ve had the opportunity to spend time in Atlanta to meet with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the region. Every time I come to visit, I continue to be impressed by the development of the city’s startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem. It is the right combination of all of the right ingredients –iconic companies, solid exits, active angel and seed investors, and great universities pumping out the next generation of talent – with a huge helping of southern hospitality.

Revolution at SXSW 2015

Revolution is heading to SXSW in a few weeks, and we invite you to join us at the various events we are hosting in Austin! If you will be in town and are interested in our events, we encourage you to RSVP below. If you want to connect with the Revolution team in advance please shoot us an email and let us know your plans!

Why Lending-as-a-Service (LaaS) is the Future of Alternative Credit

In response to the Great Recession, we have experienced some of the most significant changes to financial regulations in the history of the United States.

Regulatory reforms like Dodd-Frank, Basel III, Basel II/II.5, and the Card Act, have changed lending in the U.S. forever, and the implementation and impact of these regulations continue to be debated on Wall Street and Capitol Hill. In general, each of these reforms has resulted in a lower risk appetite by traditional lenders, which has led to a widespread reduction in consumer lending.

Revolution Foods is #39 on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies List

When Revolution Growth announced our investment in Revolution Foods last year, we knew co-founders, Kristin Groos Richmond and Kirsten Saenz Tobey, were on to something special. Inspired by their experiences as moms themselves, they knew school lunches were in need of a major overhaul. We’re thrilled that Fast Company has taken notice of their, dare we say “revolutionary,” approach to making healthy eating accessible and affordable for all kids.

The “Sharing Economy” has gone mainstream but there are changes afoot

This excellent article from The Economist really captures the history and magnitude of the opportunity.  At Revolution, we have been investing in the sharing economy since well before there was such a term.  Indeed, by many accounts we were the first institutional investor to identify and invest specifically in the category, backing early winners su

The Rest Continues to Rise

This year Revolution embarked on its first two “Rise of the Rest” road trips, centered around nine Midwest cities to celebrate the rise of entrepreneurship across the United States and meet with entrepreneurs and other leaders building these communities.

At the beginning of the year, we predicted that the “Rise of the Rest” would accelerate with record increases in venture capital investments going to cities outside of Silicon Valley, and we continue to see and experience this momentum:


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