In the News
November 19, 2014 - TechCocktail - Sweetgreen, the rapidly growing salad chain that places high value on sourcing from local farms, announced today that it has raised $18.5 million in a Series E round led by Revolution Growth, the fund created by AOL cofounder Steve Case and former AOL executives Ted Leonsis and Donn Davis.
November 19, 2014 - Entrepreneur - Sweetgreen, a seasonal salad chain, announced on Wednesday that the company secured $18.5 million in funding. VC firm Revolution Growth led the investment, which also included participation from Stonyfield Farm founder Gary Hirshberg, Behance’s CEO Scott Belsky, restaurateur Daniel Boulud and Danny Meyer, the founder of Shake Shack and a number of other restaurants.
November 19, 2014 - Washington Business Journal - D.C.-based Sweetgreen Inc., a farm-to-table restaurant chain focused on healthy foods, has landed $18.5 million from Steve Case's Revolution Growth for a buildout on the West Coast.
November 18, 2014 - Austin Business Journal - The closing-day keynote speaker is NBC News journalist David Gregory at a lunch at the Austin Convention Center Nov. 22. Another high-profile guest is Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, who will speak at a Nov. 21 luncheon about innovation trends in cities.
November 10, 2014 - Forbes - “250 years ago, America was a startup,” said Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of investment group, Revolution LLC. “Now, 250 years later, it’s the leader of the free world.” When Case started America Online (AOL) almost 30 years ago, he didn’t know it would eventually define the Internet and—as a result—society as a whole.
November 5, 2014 - Street Fight - During a panel at Street Fight Summit in New York Tuesday, Tige Savage, managing partner at Revolution Ventures, and Dave Ambrose, managing director at Steadfast Venture Capital joined the Guardian’s east coast tech editor Dominic Rushe to discuss the growing opportunities — and future challenges — in rethinking traditionally local businesses.
November 4, 2014 - Charlie Rose (PBS) - On “Charlie Rose,” a conversation with Steve Case. He is the CEO of the venture capital firm Revolution and founder and CEO of AOL.
November 3, 2014 - The National - Silicon Valley is a truly historic marker in human achievement, but it doesn't own a monopoly on innovation. There is today in the US an effort called “Rise of the Rest” led by venture capitalist Steve Case to support the development of talent, innovation and new businesses in other cities all around the US.
October 30, 2014 - Bloomberg Businessweek - The main thing I do is [venture capital firm] Revolution; we invest in people and ideas that can change the world. The broader theme is trying to make sure we remain the most entrepreneurial nation in the world. I don’t think it’s guaranteed; 250 years ago, America itself was a startup, just an idea. Now it’s the leader of the world because it has the leading economy. We need to make sure we’re investing in entrepreneurs all across the country and celebrating the work of startups.
October 29, 2014 - Silicon Prairie News - Steve Case remembers the early days of AOL in Washington D.C. in the 1980s. The founder of one of the world’s first mainstream Internet services says it was a government town only.
October 29, 2014 - CNBC Power Pitch - Naturebox founder Guatam Gupta pitches panelist Nick Marsh, FirstMark Capital Partner, Naval Ravikant, AngelList Founder, and Clara Sieg, Revolution Ventures his startup business.
October 27, 2014 - Benzinga - Billionaire Ted Leonsis has been at the forefront of majorly lucrative trends, and according to James Altucher, host of "The James Altucher Show," he's an extremely inspirational speaker. As a former AOL, Inc. executive and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment (patriarch to Washington, D.C. sports), Leonsis has seen great success. At 26, he sold off his first company for a cool $70 million.