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Donn Davis

Donn Davis

Managing Partner, Revolution Growth

Donn Davis co-founded Revolution LLC with Steve Case in 2005 and leads Revolution Growth as its Managing Partner.  

Revolution Growth is a venture capital firm that invests in and helps build innovative, consumer-facing companies that aim to disrupt large, existing industries.   

Prior to Revolution, Donn was CEO at Exclusive Resorts, one of the first successful “sharing economy” companies. Donn built the company from a start-up to the market leader, establishing the luxury brand and acclaimed personalized service and scaling the company to $1 billion of vacation homes and hospitality operations in 40 worldwide destinations.

Previously, Donn was a senior executive at America Online during the formative period of the consumer Internet, where he served on the company-wide operating committee and was responsible for leading the AOL Interactive Properties Group as COO and then President.

Earlier in his career, Donn served in senior roles at Tribune Company. He was founder and President of Tribune Ventures, pioneering the concept of corporate strategic venture capital. At just 29 years old, he was named counsel for the beloved Chicago Cubs, making him the youngest team attorney in Major League Baseball negotiating player contracts. Donn started his career in 1988 as an Associate at Sidley & Austin in Chicago, specializing in media, sports, and technology transactions.

Donn was born and raised in Cincinnati and received his BS Finance from Miami University of Ohio in 1985 and his JD from University of Michigan Law School in 1988.  

He lives with his wife of 20 years Sharon and three children in Northern Virginia.    Revolution is based in Washington DC.