What is the "Rise of the Rest?"
Revolution's "Rise of the Rest" with Steve Case is a nationwide effort to shine a spotlight on — and work closely with — entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems across the U.S. Since 2014, Steve Case, the Revolution team, and partners have traveled over 3,000 miles to 14 "Rise of the Rest" cities, investing a total of $1.5 million in new businesses.
This is the beginning of a new era for entrepreneurship across the U.S. — high-growth companies can now start and scale anywhere, not just in a few coastal cities. Technological advances have lowered barriers to entry, improvements in public policy are making it easier to raise capital, and there is a growing consensus that the key to economic growth is vibrant startup communities.
The "Rise of the Rest" is about telling this story, investing in innovative founders across the country, and bringing together local leaders who are at the forefront of ushering in a new wave of startup activity.