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In late June of 2014, Steve Case, the Revolution team, and partners wrapped up the first Rise of the Rest bus tour after visiting Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Nashville. Three thousand miles, $1.5 million of investments in startups across 14...
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6/29/2015
My first job as a teenager was at a dress manufacturing company in a fabric mill in Lowell, Massachusetts. At the urge of my father, I worked in this factory all summer performing tasks like sweeping floors, cleaning bathrooms, and bagging dresses...
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6/18/2015
I love the Raleigh-Durham ecosystem. There are a number of characteristics this area has that make it a fantastic place for entrepreneurs, but it’s the tightness of the community that excites me the most – Everyone is invested in everyone else’s...
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6/9/2015
And that’s a wrap! The swing of the Rise of the Rest tour through Richmond, Raleigh-Durham, Charleston, Atlanta, and New Orleans gave us a new perspective on the emerging entrepreneurial hotbeds of the American South.  Along the way the Revolution...
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5/12/2015
There are always conversations, stories, speculations, and predictions about the next “it” company that will revolutionize their industry and disrupt the disruptors. Today, I am thrilled to announce that the Revolution Growth portfolio company, ...
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5/12/2015
Every other year Washingtonian magazine compiles it’s Tech Titan list – naming 100 of the most influential and exciting people in Washington’s growing technology scene – from upstart entrepreneurs, to industry stalwarts, government, media,...
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4/30/2015
In just one week, we’ll kick off the third installment of the Rise of the Rest Tour, which will traverse through the Southern U.S. from May 4th-8th. Hot off the presses, we’re excited to briefly introduce the 40 startups who will line up to pitch...
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4/28/2015
Revolution, Google for Entrepreneurs, and UP Global have finalized our third Rise of the Rest tour: we’re heading to Richmond on May 4, Raleigh-Durham on May 5, Charleston on May 6, Atlanta on May 7, and New Orleans on May 8. These are some of...
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3/16/2015
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...
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3/12/2015
Today’s on-demand world requires even the most traditional industries to integrate technology. This morning, Revolution Growth, Insight Ventures, and Monkfish Equity announced a $33 million investment in one of the last industries to be disrupted by...
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3/11/2015
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...
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3/5/2015
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...
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3/2/2015
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2/20/2015
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...
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2/12/2015
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...
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2/9/2015
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...
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1/8/2015
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...
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12/30/2014
It was just a little more than a year ago that Steve Case, David Golden, and Tige Savage announced the close of the $200 million Revolution Ventures fund, dedicated to investing in high-growth potential early-stage companies. Fast forward to today,...
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12/30/2014

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