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40 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Steve Case. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Steve Case, often where they are interviewed.

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40 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Steve Case. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Steve Case, often where they are interviewed.

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Steve Case: The Future of Work and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Post-Pandemic

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Startup Challenges and the Future of Work

Steve Case is one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life. In 1985 he co-founded America Online (AOL), which became the world’s largest and most valuable Internet company, helping to drive the worldwide adoption of a medium that has transformed business and society. For the past 15 years, Steve’s focus has been on starting and scaling Revolution, the Washington DC-based investment firm that backs entrepreneurs at every stage of their development through Revolution Growth, Revolution Ventures, and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, which has invested in more than 140 startups in over 70 U.S. cities.

During this #DreamitLive interview, we discuss advice Steve gives startups, where startups should be focusing their time, and what distractions founders should be tuning out. With the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, we talk with Steve about his thoughts on how this changes startups’ top priorities, creates new opportunities, and which business models might be at risk. We also take a deep look at a favorite topic of Steve’s: the growth of innovation ecosystems outside of the major tech hubs, what he calls “the Rise of the Rest.” For decades, most high tech investors have focused on three prominent geographies - the Bay Area, Boston, and New York City. How will COVID-19 accelerate or decelerate the growth of startup communities in these rising cities across the U.S.? 

In this interview with Steve Case:

  • New opportunities emerging in a post-COVID business environment and what businesses are most at risk 
  • How the current business environment might affect trends outlined in Steve’s book The Third Wave
  • How COVID-19 might affect the future of work and the locations where founders choose to launch and operate businesses
  • The potential long-term impacts and second-order effects of shorter commutes, lower costs of living, and higher quality of life that some workers are experiencing during this pandemic and how large tech companies may adjust policies as a result
  • New entrepreneurial ecosystems that may blossom and how venture capital paradigms might shift as a result
  • How startups can capitalize and thrive on trends like distributed work and adjust to business development activities moving online

Jun 22 2020

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Steve Case is fighting to change the geography of tech

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Our guest this episode is Steve Case. Steve is the Co-Founder and former CEO of America Online. He's currently the Chairman and CEO of the venture capital firm Revolution, the Rise of the Rest seed fund, and many, many philanthropic efforts.

Steve and Chris cover everything in this conversation from AOL, to investing between the coasts, to life during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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May 27 2020

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On April 29, 2016, America Online co-founder Steve Case came to the Reagan Library to speak about his new book, “The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future.” In the 1990s, Steve Case built and grew AOL into the top-performing company in the United States.  At its peak, more than half of all consumer internet traffic in the US ran through the AOL service that Steve created.  Then, later on when Steve engineered AOL’s merger with Time Warner, he became for a while the Chairman of the biggest media and communications empire in the world. Let’s listen:

Apr 23 2020

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Mar 07 2020

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(Bonus) Steve Case on Investing Outside of Silicon Valley

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Steve Case is obviously an internet and technology legend, as the founder of America Online. But as I said when I did a segment about it this week, I’ve always been fascinated with his Rise of the Rest Tour and Fund because, look, the whole basic principle of the project is to try new things, try to find new ideas and new people in new places. So after doing the segment on the new Rise of the Rest Fund II, I reached out to Steve to learn more about what he’s been learning as he’s been barnstorming the country to try to find exciting new companies outside of the major tech hubs.

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Nov 02 2019

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Can U.S. Tech Innovation Stay Ahead Of China?: Steve Case, Kai-Fu Lee, Ryan Williams, Max Lubovsky

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Long derided as a copy-cat of the tech industry, China is now a tech trailblazer. Steve Case, AOL founder and Kai-Fu Lee, chair and CEO of Sinovation Ventures warn that if the United States doesn’t start innovating more vigorously — it will fall behind China. You’ll hear from them, as well as Ryan Williams, CEO and cofounder of Cadre and Max Lubovsky, CEO and cofounder of Formlabs. This conversation, moderated by Steve Bertoni, was recorded at the Forbes Under-30 Summit late last year.

Sep 09 2019

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#0008 – Steve Case on Rise of the Rest 8 Tour

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The Startup of the Year team is back from a whirlwind week that saw them popping up everywhere from the inaugural InnoConf in New Orleans to Las Vegas’ SALT Conference to Florida and Puerto Rico for Revolution's Rise of the Rest Road Trip with Steve Case. In this episode, host Frank Gruber talks with the AOL founder about what he gleaned from those latest tour stops, as well as Rise of the Rest’s overall mission to be a catalyst for those entrepreneurs and startups that aren’t getting attention from mainstream media and coastal venture capitalists. Or, as Steve put it, “to throw a little more kerosene on those fires, so they burn a little brighter and a little faster than they might have otherwise done."

Then, Frank is joined by his co-hosts Jen Consalvo, Rich Maloy, and Lori Thiel to discuss the respective winners of the Orlando, Space Coast, Tampa, Miami, and Puerto Rico pitch competitions: AireHealth, Atomos, Immertec, Xendoo, and Abartys Health.

As always, please let us know how you like the show by dropping us a review on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, and don't forget to follow us @Startupofyear to stay up to date on all things SoTY.

While our 2019 Startup of the Year program application window has closed we're already starting to collect more applications for the next year and we're always showcasing startups that are doing exciting things on our podcast and in our daily email called Daily Dealflow. To get in the mix for these opportunities have your startup apply here.

Also, make sure to save the date for the Startup of the Year Summit, taking place October 14-16 in Memphis Tennessee!

Jun 10 2019

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Investors Mark Cuban and Steve Case and talent agent Scooter Braun (Live)

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In these live interviews recorded at the 2019 SALT Conference in Las Vegas, Recode's Kara Swisher talks to investors Mark Cuban and Steve Case about the future of entrepreneurship and talent agent Scooter Braun about how tech is changing the entertainment business.

In the Cuban/Case interview: The "third wave" of the internet and Case's "rise of the rest" theory; the state of entrepreneurship outside Silicon Valley; are startups really in decline?; how to properly train the next generation of startup founders; why Cuban believes everyone working at a startup should receive equity; how to make tech more diverse; and how does techlash change investing?

And then, in the Braun interview: The impact of social media on Braun's work and the life of a touring musician; getting arrested on behalf of Justin Bieber; why sometimes, your gut should trump the data; playing power politics with Apple and Spotify; how Braun almost bought 10 percent of Facebook; and his investments in Uber, Lyft, and other tech companies.

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May 29 2019

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FIND OUT ABOUT THE NEXT WAVE OF ENTREPRENEURISM – Robert & Kim Kiyosaki featruing Steve Case & Craig Fuller

Rich Dad Radio Show: In-Your-Face Advice on Investing, Personal Finance, & Starting a Business
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AOL co-founder Steve Case joins Robert & Kim to discuss where the next wave of successful entrepreneurs is located.  By focusing outside of Silicon Valley and New York, Case has tapped into under-served entrepreneurs who are thriving in the heartland of America. This is a valuable show for aspiring start-ups as well as VC players.

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Feb 27 2019

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20VC: AOL Founder, Steve Case on Why The Best Venture Investments of The Next 10 Years Will Likely Not Be In The Valley, Why The CEO Must Be The Shock Absorber For Company Morale and Why Vision Without Execution is Hallucination

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
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Steve Case is Chairman and CEO of Revolution with the mission being to establish themselves as the premier venture firm outside of Silicon Valley. On the other side of the table, Steve is recognised as one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs as the co-founder of America Online (AOL). Under his leadership, AOL was the first internet company to go public and became the world’s largest and most valuable internet company delivering an 11,616% return to shareholders. In 2000, Steve negotiated the largest merger in business history, bringing together AOL and Time Warner. Among many other achievements, in 2014, Steve was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. Steve has also been a leading voice in shaping government policy and was instrumental in passing the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act. Finally, Steve is also Chairman of the Case Foundation, where he and his wife, Jean, have invested in hundreds of organizations, initiatives and partnerships.

In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:

1.) How Steve made his way into the world of technology with the founding of AOL in 1985 and how that led to his founding of Revolution and investing today in the "rise of the rest" today?

2.) Having sat on both sides of the table both as founder and VC, what does Steve thinks make the truly special VCs? How do they engage with entrepreneurs? How do they actively move the needle for their companies? How would he like to see VCs of the future change and adapt their ways?

3.) How does Steve think about market timing when investing today? What were some of Steve's biggest lessons from seeing the dot com bubble and 2008 in both the role of entrepreneur and investor? What does he mean when he says, 'it can be dangerous to have a depression mentality' when investing?

4.) How does Steve analyse and assess the current fundraising environment today? Why does Steve see an incredible opportunity in funding companies outside the 3 traditional hubs of Silicon Valley, NYC and Boston? What needs to happen to drive this equalisation of funding further? What would Steve like to see change?

5.) What does Steve think are the 3 seminal roles of the CEO? What does Steve mean when he says that the CEO 'must be a shock absorber for company morale'? How does Steve deal with s*** hit the fan moments? What are his coping mechanisms and how does he advise entrepreneurs on them?

Items Mentioned In Today’s Show:

Steve’s Fave Book: The Third WaveBe Fearless: 5 Principles For A Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose

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Feb 18 2019

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