Today, we are excited to share that RunKeeper, the leading active fitness mobile app, will now go beyond the tracking of daily workouts to enable users to monitor and track their passive activity levels all day long.
We’re so proud that last week, Revolution Growth's co-founder Ted Leonsis was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Maryland’s largest technology trade association. The TCM Lifetime Achievement Award is given annually to a Marylander who displays commitment and leadership across the technology community, and who encourages creativity and innovative ideas.
We would like to extend our congratulations to three Revolution Growth portfolio companies, CustomInk, Optoro Inc., and sweetgreen, for being named 2014 Corporate Growth Award finalists by The National Capital Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). The three D.C. based organizations are finalists in the Venture Deal of the Year category, which seeks to recognize the most outstanding venture deal from 2013.
This morning, our chairman & CEO Steve Case was named to the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE), a first-of-its-kind collaboration between American entrepreneurs, the White House, and multiple government agencies including the State Department, the Commerce Department, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
In a surprise announcement this week at the first ever Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day, Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution and co-founder of AOL, announced he personally intends to invest $100K in each of the ten companies, located in seven different North American cities, during their next fundraising rounds.
Below is a statement from Revolution LLC on today's initial public offering from Everyday Health:
“Through our WF Holding Company, Revolution is pleased to be one of the largest shareholders in Everyday Health. We congratulate Ben Wolin and the Everyday Health team on today’s milestone, further establishing Everyday Health as a true leader in online health and wellness.”
Social Media Week welcomed Steve Case, Revolution's co-founder, to the stage in New York to discuss what he looks for in potential investments and which industries are ripe for disruption. Watch his interview with Anil Dash, CEO of ThinkUp above or click HERE.
As originally posted on Ted's Take, Revolution Growth partner Ted Leonsis reflects on the blockbuster deal announced yesterday involving Facebook and WhatsApp. Read the full post below:
Facebook paid $19 billion for a messaging company called WhatsApp. It is a global, mobile messaging and instant messaging company. A truly boffo deal. Huge footprint, no real revenues. Sound familiar?