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March 27, 2015 - Washington Business Journal - Case believes broader changes are underway in the global technology sector that stand to benefit the region especially, for one very simple reason - the proximity to the federal government.
March 27, 2015 - Washington Business Journal - I caught up with Steve Case earlier this week about the latest chapter in his Rise of the Rest tour, and why the third wave of the Internet should prop up D.C.'s tech ecosystem. He also mentioned a few interesting tidbits about why the millennial generation (a somewhat annoying, amorphous title, but I'll take it) are more likely to break into the world of entrepreneurship.
March 26, 2015 - The Washington Post - Before Steve Case co-founded America Online 30 years ago and became a billionaire, his second job out of college was helping develop new styles of slices in Wichita, Kansas, for Pizza Hut. The food business, he quickly found, was packed with risks and surprises, making it a minefield for entrepreneurs.
March 25, 2015 - Mashable - Crowdfunding also has its supporters, including AOL co-founder Steve Case, who recently said that he agreed some valuations have become "excessive," but argued that equity crowdfunding has a positive impact beyond opening up a new pool of investment capital. "Even when these 'investments' don't 'pay off' for the person making them, they make the community a better place, and create winners in unexpected ways," Case wrote.
March 19, 2015 - U.S. News & World Report - A wealthy venture capital investor like Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL who attended SXSW, gets pitched a lot by people “passionate about their idea,” he tells U.S. News. “I’ve certainly gotten my fair share of ‘elevator pitches,’” Case says, referring to sales spiels so-called because they last about the length of an elevator ride.
March 17, 2015 - Entrepreneur - According to Steve Case, a prominent entrepreneur and the co-founder of AOL, the Internet has had three phases. The first period, lasting from 1985-2000, created the online landscape. The second, starting in 2001 and ending in 2015, made the Internet a vital and mobile component in our lives. The third age, which he says will begin next year, will accelerate disruption across all industries and force companies to adapt or die.
March 17, 2015 - Washington Business Journal - There was plenty of Washington flavor mixed into media and music festival South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, this year. Revolution co-founder Steve Case was making the rounds as he wrapped up his second Rise of the Rest startup tour and hosted a high-profile pitch competition at the festival Sunday.
March 16, 2015 - CNBC - Steve Case, Case Foundation chairman and AOL co-founder and former CEO, and Riley Eymon-Lynch, Pear Deck CEO, discuss the creation of an interactive device that engages students, and promoting entrepreneurship in the U.S.
March 16, 2015 - Fox Business - AOL Co-Founder Steve Case discusses the future of the Internet and tech sector.
March 16, 2015 - Marketplace - Steve Case is no exception. The billionaire and AOL CEO turned venture capitalist is here to advocate for tech hubs outside of Silicon Valley. We sat down with him to talk about the past, present and future of the Internet.
March 16, 2015 - TheStreet - teve Case, Chairman & CEO of Revolution and Co-Founder of AOL speaks with TheStreet's Scott Gamm at SXSW in Austin, Texas on the risks of another tech bubble, record high valuations for tech stocks. The Nasdaq eclipsed 5,000 earlier in March, the first time since March 2000. Case isn't too worried about a repeat of the tech meltdown from fifteen years ago, but said there are anomalies in the market where certain companies seem overvalued.
March 16, 2015 - Marketplace - 30 Years: That's how long ago America Online was just taking shape, reaching a million subscribers a year later. CEO Steve Case left the company more than a decade ago, and now he's a venture capitalist in Washington. Case sat down with Marketplace Tech at SXSW Interactive to talk about Facebook, the state of tech in D.C. and "the third wave of the Internet."