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August 27, 2014 - The Des Moines Register - America Online co-founder Steve Case wants to invest $100,000 in an Iowa startup. The technology entrepreneur will visit Des Moines in October as part of the "Rise of the Rest" tour, which seeks to invest $500,000 total into five startups across the Midwest.
August 27, 2014 - Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal - AOL co-founder and investor Steve Case’s “Rise of the Rest” road tour, which aims to recognize entrepreneurs outside Silicon Valley, will stop in Minneapolis in October.
August 27, 2014 - Washington Business Journal - Steve Case, having already hit up Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Nashville, Tennessee, on his "Rise of the Rest" bus tour, is set to embark on the second leg of his not-Silicon-Valley pilgrimage.
August 27, 2014 - St. Louis Business Journal - A national bus tour highlighting emerging entrepreneurial communities and founded by AOL co-founder Steve Case is coming to St. Louis in October. The bus series is called “Rise of the Rest Road Trip,” and it’s sponsored by Revolution, a venture capital firm in Washington, D.C., founded by Case
August 27, 2014 - Wisconsin State Journal - Local entrepreneurs will have a chance to pitch to a pioneer Internet entrepreneur and win a $100,000 investment when Steve Case and Google for Entrepreneurs come to Madison in October with their Rise of the Rest road trip.
August 27, 2014 - Tech Cocktail - This morning, it was announced that Steve Case has planned for a second Rise of the Rest Road Trip to highlight startup ecosystems located right in the heart of the United States.
August 27, 2014 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - One Madison company will receive a $100,000 investment from Steve Case as part of a bus tour the AOL Inc. co-founder is taking to spotlight growing entrepreneurial communities in the Midwest.
August 27, 2014 - Milwaukee Business Journal - The Midwest is rising, and Madison is along the route, marked off as a future startup hub. Steve Case's "Rise of the Rest" bus tour will soon embark on its second leg, touring cities that are not in Silicon Valley to highlight entrepreneurship there.
August 20, 2014 - The Washington Post - District-based investors are backing a food delivery service that operates in midsize cities, such as Phoenix, Indianapolis and Denver, where there are fewer couriers offering to bring your dish to the door. OrderUp, based in Baltimore, has secured $7 million from Revolution Ventures and former LivingSocial chief executive Tim O’Shaughnessy. Founded in 2009, the company has expanded into 35 cities across the United States without raising any other money to date.
August 20, 2014 - WSJ.D - OrderUp, a startup that lets users browse menus and order delivery or takeout online, and helps restaurants set up a delivery service if they don’t have one of their own, has raised $7 million in Series A funding.
August 20, 2014 - TechCrunch - A startup called OrderUp based out of Baltimore is bucking that trend with a food ordering and delivery service focused specifically on smaller towns — and it’s already profitable. Today, the company is announcing $7 million in funding, led by Steve Cases’s Revolution Ventures and Tim O’Shaughnessy, the co-founder of LivingSocial — entrepreneurs that have, in their time, understood the power of building businesses outside of urban areas.
August 20, 2014 - Tech Cocktail - This morning, the Baltimore, Maryland-based online food ordering and delivery startup OrderUp announced that it has raised a $7 million round of series A funding led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures, with participation from LivingSocial cofounder Tim O’Shaughnessy. With this new round of financing, the five-year-old company has raised a total of $8.25 million.