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Nov. 15, 2022

Steve Case (AOL, Revolution & Rise of the Rest) - Why He's Optimistic About Innovation in Secondary and Tertiary American Cities

Steve Case (AOL, Revolution & Rise of the Rest) - Why He's Optimistic About Innovation in Secondary and Tertiary American Cities

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”.


We discuss:

  • 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.