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February 24, 2014 - Re/code - Austin’s annual South By Southwest is already a tech-and-music smorgasbord, and now the massive early March conference is about to add another layer: Politics. When former AOL chief executive Steve Case is speaking on “Entrepreneurship in America” at SXSW, he’ll be joined onstage by two immigrant entrepreneurs representing the #BuiltByImmigrants campaign, the latest from the FWD.us immigration reform lobby. “Everybody knows about Sergey Brin, and that 40 percent of tech companies are started by immigrants, but we wanted to use South By as a way to do mass engagement,” said FWD.us founder Joe Green, who rose to prominence with his company Causes on Facebook.
February 24, 2014 - TechRepublic - There were questions to be answered before the high-tech eyewear could be available to fans. “We began looking at the rest of the puzzle piece. How do you get data into a stadium? What does the infrastructure look like? What can capture your attention and imagination for the entire game? By the time those issues sorted themselves out and we were in the middle of the hockey season, we were talking to Revolution Growth, we asked if they knew anyone who would think it was cool. They were tied into the Washington Capitals hockey team. The Verizon Center is one of the most connected stadiums in the country. It gave us data that you can only get inside the stadium,” Ballard said.
February 20, 2014 - Mashable - Two visionaries started WhatsApp four years ago: Jan Koum, a Ukranian immigrant who survived off food stamps as a teenager; and Brian Acton, who Facebook turned down for a job in 2009. When they started they were surely surrounded by skeptics who believed the marketing for messaging apps was already too crowded and they had little chance of success. But they believed in their vision and assembled a passionate team, and made history.
February 19, 2014 - Bloomberg - Steve Case, chairman & CEO at Revolution, and Mo Koyfman, general partner at Spark Capital, examine who should pay for increased internet data for streaming media services on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
February 04, 2014 - ACG Capital Blog - As the 20th Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference rapidly approaches, Corporate Growth Capital Style has been featuring conversations with the show’s impressive roster of experts and panelists. We recently spoke with EverFi Vice Chairman Gene Riechers, who shared his thoughts about education and technology. Today’s conversation is with Donn Davis, Co-Founder and President of Revolution LLC. Mr. Davis will be moderating the “Trends and Controversy in Education Technology” panel, which will also feature Mr. Reichers, as well Echo360 CEO, Fred Singer, and Dr. Ángel Cabrera, President of George Mason University.
January 28, 2014 - Washington Business Journal - Steve Case, growing bolder following the accuracy of his 2013 venture capital prediction, has hatched a new one for 2014: "We actually believe in 2014 for the first time ever venture investments east of the Mississippi will be greater than venture investments in Silicon Valley," Case told the Silicon Valley Business Journal, our sister publication. "We think there is opportunity there so that is our focus."
January 27, 2014 - Silicon Valley Business Journal - Billionaire AOL co-founder Steve Case believes that 2014 will mark the first time that venture investments east of the Mississippi will surpass Silicon Valley's totals. And he thinks that will be good for the Valley and the rest of the country. Case has been putting his money where his mouth is through investments he has made through his Washington, D.C.-based VC firm Revolution LLC.
January 24, 2014 - Upstart Business Journal - If you're an entrepreneur with a big idea in Des Moines, Iowa, or even little Lexington, North Carolina, but feeling a bit snubbed by the larger firms bankrolling startups, one high-profile venture capitalist, Steve Case, has your back. The AOL founder and chief executive officer at Washington, D.C.'s Revolution venture capital firm says now is the time for "the rise of the rest," by which he means entrepreneurial centers outside Silicon Valley are coming into their own.
January 24, 2014 - Upstart Business Journal - Quite unexpectedly, I think I stumbled on an actually useful infographic. If you're looking to get your arms around the booming crowdfunding scene, which encompasses characters as disparate as Kickstarter founder Perry Chen, actor and director Zach Braff and prominent VCs like Steve Case, you could do worse than check out this infographic of some of crowdfunding's top players (embedded below).
January 23, 2014 - VentureBeat - Israeli equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd worked with marketing firm Evolve Inc. to handpick a list of 800 influential members of the crowdfunding community. The multibillion dollar crowdfunding industry wouldn’t be where it is today without the people on this list.
January 23, 2014 - Boston Business Blogs - AOL co-founder Steve Case has always been more focused on entrepreneurship in places off the beaten track than in Silicon Valley. And while there's been a broadening of entrepreneurship all across the country for the past decade, "new data suggests it's accelerating," Case said in an interview Wednesday.
January 23, 2014 - Silicon Valley Business Journal - Billionaire AOL co-founder Steve Case has re-invented himself as an influential national technology policy power broker and investor — able to move with ease on both sides of the government-industry and Republican-Democrat divides in D.C. The new Steve Case — head of the Revolution LLC early stage investment firm and chairman of the Startup America Partnership — spoke to me this week about the growing friction between Silicon Valley and government leaders.