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Thank you Tige Savage for the introduction to our guest today, Steve Case. Steve is the co-founder / former CEO of AOL. He also founded Revolution & Rise of the Rest. Revolution focuses on early-stage venture capital investments in technology-enabled businesses in the growth, venture and seed stages.
Rise of the Rest is a nationwide bus tour to work with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems. We focus this conversation around his latest book “The Rise of the Rest”.
What Steve did after he left AOL in the early 2000s
The origin of Revolution Ventures
What inspired him to found a bus tour
The most surprising lessons he’s learned when visiting non-obvious startup ecosystems
How Rise of the Rest’s seed fund is structured and how it’s performed
Why he’s optimistic about innovation in America
What leads to a vibrant entrepreneurial community & and much much more
Thank you for listening.