RISE OF THE REST ®
SEED FUND

We invest catalytic capital in the most promising seed stage companies located outside of Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston. The ROTR Seed Fund is backed by a group of iconic entrepreneurs, executives, and investors.

APPROACH

We recognize that some of the most compelling investment opportunities in the next decade will likely emerge from startups in cities all across the United States. The Rise of the Rest® Seed Fund invests in passionate entrepreneurs that are based outside of Silicon Valley, Boston, and New York City.

We work closely with trusted members of our network to source and vet the best seed stage opportunities in cities across the country. That’s why we visit multiple cities a year through our Rise of the Rest® Road Trips, and gather key stakeholders from past tour cities at least once a year during the Rise of the Rest® Summit.

INVESTORS

 

Glenn August
Jim Barksdale
Jeff Bezos
Sara Blakely
Jim Breyer
Tory Burch
Steve Case
Ray Dalio
John Doerr
Jim Donovan
Scott Dorsey
Craig Duchossois
Bill Frist
Dan Gilbert
Ward Glassmeyer
Josh Harris
Bill Haslam
Bradley Horowitz & Irene Au
Brendan Iribe
Sheila Johnson
Brad Keywell
Members of the Koch Family
Henry Kravis
Mel Lagomasino
Eric Lefkofsky
Ted Leonsis
William M. Lewis, Jr.
Joe Mansueto
Michael Milken
James Murdoch
Adebayo Ogunlesi
Sean Parker
Charles Phillips
Kevin Plank
Dina Powell & David McCormick
William Powers
Members of the Pritzker Family
Spencer Rascoff
David Rubenstein
Michael Rubin
Howard Schultz
Eric Schmidt
David Siegel
Brad Smith & Alys Smith
Megan Smith
Byron Trott
John Underwood
Jeff Vinik
Romesh Wadhwani
Members of the Walton Family
Glenn Youngkin

Revolution’s Rise of the Rest® Road Trip with Steve Case is a nationwide effort to work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems. This is the beginning of a new era for entrepreneurship across the U.S. — high-growth companies can now start and scale anywhere, not just in a few coastal cities.

On each bus tour, we visit five cities in five days and invest at least $500,000 in local startups through pitch competitions. Throughout the day we also visit the fastest growing local startups, hear directly from innovators, spend time learning from local policy and business leaders.

Click here to learn more and find out where we’re headed next.

Steve Case leads the Rise of the Rest® Seed Fund, alongside Managing Partner David Hall, and Partner Anna Mason. The investment team’s backgrounds, coupled with the strength and depth of our network platform, uniquely enables us to assist portfolio companies with their market positioning, access to potential partners, and efforts to understand policies that can impact their business or industry.