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April 03, 2014 - MSNBC - Revolution LLC Chairman Steve Case joins Morning Joe to discuss the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, which Case writes is working in a new WSJ op-ed.
April 01, 2014 - CNBC - Too many modern start-ups, he said, are built with the sole purpose of being sold or flipped within a few years. While there's certainly nothing wrong with a cash grab, he noted, we're at a point in time where there are big problems to be addressed—such as health care and education—and to really make a difference in the world, you need to think long term.
March 28, 2014 - US News & World Report - These failed investments in social media startups have led to a "tightening of the belt born out of experience,” as investors are willing to support entrepreneurs but commit less money than they used to when a company is first getting started, says Ted Leonsis, a partner with Revolution LLC venture capital firm and a former senior executive at AOL. Leonsis also owns the Wizards, Mystics and Capitals sports teams in Washington, D.C. "You only read about the grand slam home runs," says Leonsis about startup investments. "You never read about the companies that didn’t make it."
March 23, 2014 - Washington Post - Could the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg be sitting in class right now in the District? Maybe. More importantly, are there students whose lives could be improved if they learned the ins and outs of running a business? No question. That’s why a growing number of local organizations are working to arm those students — whether they want to become the country’s next technology icon or the city’s next supermarket owner — with the business skills they need to succeed. And while they share a common goal, each program takes a different approach, raising questions over how, and even if, you can effectively teach entrepreneurship.
March 17, 2014 - Financial Times - Not that the IPO pipeline is not starting to look busy. A batch of US tech companies that sell to businesses are waiting in the wings, promising one of the most active years for fundraising since the end of the 1990s tech boom. “This clearly is shaping up to be the best year for IPOs in a decade,” said Steve Case, the former head of online service America Online and now head of his own private investment firm, Revolution. Rightly or wrongly, however, it is the next budding consumer internet giants that excite Wall Street’s anticipation the most – particularly in the wake of Twitter’s stock price surge following its October IPO and the sky-high price paid for WhatsApp.
March 14, 2014 - Washington Post - Steve Case offers insight: America Online co-founder and Revolution LLC’s Steve Case spoke at SXSW about the rise of new start-up hubs around the country.
March 14, 2014 - Washington Post - Steve Case offers insight: America Online co-founder and Revolution LLC’s Steve Case spoke at SXSW about the rise of new start-up hubs around the country.
Bobby Ocampo is a Director at Revolution Ventures and is responsible for investment execution, oversight, and analytics for Revolution's portfolio companies.
March 17, 2014 - Washington Post - Want to innovate? Then you need to be able to see the future. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Last week at the SXSW Interactivity Festival, I discussed with Steve Case, Revolution chairman and AOL co-founder, the importance of pattern recognition and how to have the mind-set of a visionary.
Our DC Meetup is going to be a “Who’s Who” of tech celebrities. In a few short days, TechCrunchers from across the country will pack their bags, hop on a plane or a train, and venture to the nation’s capitol. That’s right, ya’ll — the TechCrunch DC Meetup + Pitch-off is happening, on Tuesday, whether you like it or not. So who are these mystery VCs, ready to dole out judgement, praise and advice?......David Hall is a Director at Revolution Ventures and is responsible for investment sourcing, execution, and oversight, for Revolution Venture’s portfolio companies.
March 14, 2014 - The Washington Post - Washington’s tech scene now has its own documentary series. “Startupland” profiles the founders of five local start-ups who participated in the Fort, a now-defunct accelerator created by Fortify Ventures, as they seek to turn business ideas into viable companies. The concept for “Startupland” came together over a series of conversations between Jonathon Perrelli, the managing director of Fortify Ventures and the series’s executive producer, and Justin Gutwein, the project’s director.
March 12, 2014 - Mashable - When we started AOL in 1985, to learn about “the Internet” you needed to read science fiction or the predictions of futurists. I remember reading Alvin Toffler’s The Third Wave — describing the evolution from the agriculture age to the industrial revolution and predicting the emergence of a third “electronic” revolution — like it was yesterday. At the time we launched, only 3% of U.S. households were online, and those early adopters averaged just one hour of weekly use.

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