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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
It has been a productive and memorable year. In 2014 we added Revolution Foods and Handy to our expanding Revolution Growth portfolio, and made several follow on investments in our portfolio. The team, led by Steve Case, Donn Davis, and Ted Leonsis...
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12/30/2014
As we reflect back on 2014, it goes without saying that it was an excellent and rewarding one for our firm and partners, as well as a big year for the venture capital industry. According to data from the National Venture Capital Association and...
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12/29/2014
Another exciting development for one of our newest Revolution Ventures investments OrderUp! Congratulation to Chris Jeffery, the co-founder and CEO of the online food ordering and delivery company, who was named a ‘40 Under 40 CEO’ by the Baltimore...
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12/19/2014
Congratulations to our own Steve Case who was recognized as one of the ‘Most Admired CEOs’ within the region last week at the Washington Business Journal’s annual recognition for the best and brightest in business. We were thrilled to also see...
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12/15/2014
This morning, one of our Revolution Growth portfolio companies announced a huge milestone – $50 million in Series C funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers (KCPB) with co-investment from Generation Investment Management (Generation). We...
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12/10/2014
Congratulations are in order for Revolution Growth portfolio company CustomInk, who was named to FORTUNE magazine’s Top Retail Workplaces! Thanks to their emphasis on keeping their 1,113 employees healthy and happy on the job, they are the only...
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11/21/2014
On Thursday, November 20th, President Obama announced a series of Immigration Accountability Executive Actions. 
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11/20/2014
Amidst the Downtown Project’s announced restructuring and round of layoffs, it felt a bit odd to be participating in Tech Cocktail’s so-deemed Celebrate Conference this month. Centered in the heart of downtown Vegas, the conference showcased the...
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10/20/2014
Last week we had the opportunity to visit five cities in five days - Madison, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Kansas City and St. Louis – for the second Rise of the Rest Road Tour celebrating growing entrepreneurial ecosystems in America’s heartland. We...
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10/15/2014
In less than a week, Steve and the team will hit the road for our second Rise of the Rest Road Tour. While we put the final touches on what promises to be an epic five days, today we announced the finalists for the pitch competitions. Five winners (...
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9/30/2014
Last June, Steve and several members of the Revolution team hit the road for the inaugural Rise of the Rest Road Tour – a multi-partner effort to shine a spotlight on high-growth entrepreneurship in regions of the country often overlooked by...
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9/25/2014
Forty trailblazing women across the Washington area were recognized this week by Bisnow Ventures as "Power Women in DC Tech", including our own Song Pak.
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9/10/2014
Yesterday was a big day in the world of mobile with Apple's highly anticipated unveiling of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch. Our own Ted Leonsis shares his reactions...
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9/10/2014
Today, we’re excited to announce a second Rise of the Rest Road Tour to spotlight emerging startup communities in the heart of the United States. Steve Case will lead the 5 city, 5 day tour with stops in Madison on October 6th, Minneapolis on...
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8/27/2014

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