Revolution 2018 Year in Review

135 Investments

This year we made 135 new and follow-on investments across Revolution Growth, Revolution Ventures, and Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Read more about a few of our investments in Convene, FreightWaves, Paro, Playa, Tala, and Understory.
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Exits on Exits

Our portfolio saw four major exits this year: ANGI Homeservices acquired Handy, Lovell Minnick Partners bought a majority of SRS Acquiom, Cove Hill Partners acquired a majority stake in SpareFoot, and Mindbody acquired Booker.
Exits on Exits
 


Mega Growth

Tempus and Sweetgreen surpassed billion dollar valuations this year joining Sportradar, DraftKings, and Uptake as portfolio unicorns.
Sweetgreen and Tempus achieve billion dollar valuations
 


Sports Betting Policy Summit on Capitol Hill

Our second annual U.S. Sports Betting Policy Summit with Sportradar featured a fireside chat between Ted Leonsis and USA TODAY's Owen Ullmann, as well as panels featuring state legislators, and executives from DraftKings, MLS, NBA, NCAA, and several gaming organizations.
Sports Betting Summit
 


Three Under 30

Three founders in our portfolio were recognized in Forbes 30 Under 30: Bryan Dow, co-founder of Understory, Amelia Friedman, co-founder of Hatch Apps, and Shelby Wild, founder of Playa.
3 Under 30
 


Disruptor x 2

Uptake was recognized in CNBC's Disruptor 50 list for the second year in a row.
Uptake
 


Frame This

2018 was a BIG year for Framebridge and founder Susan Tynan! The DC-based company raised a $30 million Series C, and Susan participated at Code Commerce, appeared on Kara Swisher's podcast Recode Decode, and was named a disruptor shaping the future of retail by the National Retail Federation.
Frame This
 


Tech Titans

Five Revolution partners and eight portfolio companies were named in Washingtonian Magazine's 2018 Tech Titans list.
Tech Titans 2018
 


CEO of the Year

Ted Leonsis was named CEO of the Year by the Washington Business Journal for his leadership as Founder, Majority Owner, Chairman and CEO, of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. We're proud to continue supporting and celebrating Ted's accomplishments for the DMV region!
CEO of the Year
 


Entrepreneurs RISINGWe relaunched our Entrepreneurs Wanted RISING series featuring stories and advice from entrepreneurs in our portfolio scaling companies all across the country.
 


ROTR Road Trip 7.0

We hit the road for our 7th Rise of the Rest Road Trip, making stops in Dallas, TX, Memphis, TN, Birmingham, AL, Chattanooga, TN, and Louisville, KY. Since 2014, we have traveled 10,000 miles to 38 cities. Click here to meet the ROTR 7.0 winning class of companies.
ROTR Road Trip 7.0
 


ROTR Summits

We held two Rise of the Rest Summits: one for investors and ecosystem leaders that support startup hubs outside of Silicon Valley, and another for CEOs in the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund portfolio. Speakers at this year's summits included Jim Breyer, Jean Case, Brad Keywell, Eric Schmidt, Brad Smith, Megan Smith, and many others.
ROTR Summits

 
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