In the News
December 30, 2014 - DCInno - Though overall venture capital funding in D.C. declined this year, there were still many impactful funding rounds in 2014 led by a flurry of deals in December. Whether a brand new seed or a late-stage funding for national expansion, we've picked out 23 fundings that mattered most this year, split up by funding stages.
December 2014 - Inc. - But when Steve Case, Peter Diamandis, Esther Dyson, and other forward thinkers offer their thoughts about the future of entrepreneurship, you'd be a fool not to listen. Among their predictions: We'll see even grander and more ambitious ventures from entrepreneurs in the coming years.
December 12, 2014 - Washington Business Journal - The Washington Business Journal is honored to continue the recognition for the the most admirable CEOs and Best in Business in the region! Join us for our black tie awards ceremony with the best of the best in the D.C. area.
December 10, 2014 - The Washington Post - A Lanham, Md.-based start-up called Optoro has received a $50 million investment led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which is known for prescient bets on companies such as Google, Netscape, Twitter and Amazon.com.
December 9, 2014 - Entrepreneur - “You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.” - Steve Case, co-founder of AOL.
December 8, 2014 - The Washington Post - Framebridge, the Lanham start-up that aims to take the hefty cost out of custom framing, is following the first round of venture capital it collected in August with another pile of cash just in time for the holiday rush. The company plans to disclose a $2.5 million investment today as part of a deal spearheaded by Revolution Ventures and New Enterprise Associates. To date, the framing business has raised $3.75 million.
December 8, 2014 - TechCocktail - Framebridge, the DC art framing startup that offers affordable framing options for consumers, has announced a $3.75 million seed round led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.
December 8, 2014 - PBS Newshour - Steve Case, co-founder of AOL and CEO of investment firm Revolution, said the new rules would encourage greater entrepreneurship by making it easier for small companies to raise money. Greater success for startups means more jobs and access to investment for the public, which was previously limited to the wealthy, he said.
December 8, 2014 - Washington Business Journal - Like nearly every aspect of business, the investment game is changing quickly. Paul Singh, founder and CEO of Disruption Corp. and Crystal Tech Fund was joined on the "All-Star Investor Panel" by Jonathan Aberman, founder and managing director of Amplifier Ventures and TandemNSI; Bobby Ocampo, director of Revolution Ventures...
December 8, 2014 - Street Fight - By Tige Savage - In less than a generation, the Internet has become so fundamental to our lives that the President recently petitioned the FCC to regulate it as a utility — a must-have, like water and electricity. Amazing companies have flourished on the back of that utility, many of which have transformed the ways we buy products and services.
November 23, 2014 - USA Today - Built by Iowa invested $150,000 in the 10 companies that graduated from the Iowa Startup Accelerator. Steve Case brought his Rise of the Rest tour through Des Moines, investing $100,000 in John Jackovin's Bawte, which operates downtown out of Gravitate, a coworking space.
November 20, 2014 - Fox Business - Sweetgreen, a D.C.-based salad chain, has announced that it has raised $18.5 million in Series E funding, led by Revolution Growth and with participation from chefs Danny Meyer and Daniel Boulud.