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How Startups Plan to Reopen

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Insights from Revolution-Backed CEOs As states across the country begin to reopen, business leaders everywhere are strategizing on how to keep employees and customers safe.

A Weeklong Series: 10 Tech Trends from the Decade That Was … and What Will Be

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A Weeklong Series: 10 Tech Trends from the Decade That Was … and What Will Be As we kick off 2020?—?both both a new year, and a new decade?—?it it makes sense to take a step back, reflect on what’s happened, and identify some of the trends worth keeping an eye on.

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The Rise of the Rest Class of 2019

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Meet the five winning founders from Rise of the Rest 8.0 Earlier this month, Steve Case and the Revolution team hit the road for the eighth Rise of the Rest Road Trip, bringing the bus to Orlando, Florida’s Space Coast, Tampa Bay, Miami, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Introducing Revolution’s Second Rise of the Rest Seed Fund

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When Revolution first started the Rise of the Rest Road Trip in 2014, our goal was simply to provide greater visibility for entrepreneurs?—?and and the individuals and organizations that support them?—?in in cities like Detroit, Indianapolis, Denver, New Orleans, Chattanooga, and Phoenix.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Announcing the Rise of the Rest 8.0 Finalists

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Meet the companies that will pitch Steve Case and the Revolution team on the upcoming Rise of the Rest Road Trip. In a few weeks, the Rise of the Rest Road Trip heads to Florida and Puerto Rico!

How High Rents Hinder Startup Activity

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Three Tools to Help Solve the Crisis of Workforce Housing The scientist Richard Hamming liked to ask friends and colleagues what they believed was the most interesting question in their field, and why they weren’t working on it. It’s a great question worth considering.

The Future of Hospitality is Here

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Image courtesy of Mint House Real estate lies at the core of our everyday lives?—?it it characterizes the space in which we live, the environment in which we work, and the places where we socialize.

How to Replicate Amazon’s Success in Rising Cities

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Since the rumor mill started regarding the final Amazon HQ2 selections, I have been fielding questions about the validity of the Rise of the Rest thesis. Do Amazon’s selections mean that Rise of the Rest cities will never access the tech economy in a meaningful way?

Introducing Revolution Ventures 3

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Today, we’re announcing the launch of Revolution Ventures III (RV3)?—?an an over-subscribed $215 million fund to invest in transformative early stage companies with the same team and differentiated approach as the successful Revolution Ventures II (RV2).

Growing your Startup? Find the Right Startup Financing for Your Capital Needs

Entrepreneurs are facing unprecedented circumstances right now. The capital choices you make will have a lasting impact on the trajectory of your company. Knowing the right questions to ask and how to compare your options is vital to making the best decisions. Download the Startup Finance Playbook to learn more.

An RV Trip Across America

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30 days. 7,667 miles. 26 states. This summer, Jean Case and I took an RV on a trip across America. It had always been a bucket list item for us and it ended up being a fun, interesting, and inspiring journey. We visited a lot of places. Met a lot of people. Learned a lot.

Revolution Companies Offering Resources and Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, it has been encouraging to see businesses and individuals around the world step up and support affected communities. Founders across our portfolio have moved quickly to pitch-in and provide everything from healthy meals to children out of school, mental health services to frontline workers, access to a platform connecting clinical researchers to patients for vaccine trials, and virtual playdates and activities to families hunkering down at home.

Why We Invested in CLEAR

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In 1989, the second part of the blockbuster Back to the Future trilogy introduced a version of 2015 where individuals could use fingerprints to unlock doors, pay for taxis, and make donations to save broken clock towers.

What We Can Learn from the Biggest Tech Policy Mistakes of 2018

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2018 was a year filled with plenty of news to remind us of the importance of policy in the world of innovation.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Why Revolution is Investing in TemperPack

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Over the years, many of Revolution’s investments such as Zipcar, Sweetgreen, and Optoro have experienced explosive growth brought about by their ability to develop sustainable alternatives to problems consumers and businesses were facing in sectors like transportation, food, and e-commerce.

Five Business-Building Insights from the Rise of the Rest Fund’s CEO Summit

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As venture investors, we are trained to be hyper-aware of the high velocity environment in which we live. All around us, technology is speeding up. Industry landscapes are shifting in real-time.

The Importance of Local Media to Boost Startups in Rising Cities

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In recent weeks, several major media organizations, including Verizon (Huffington Post, Yahoo, AOL), Buzzfeed and Gannett, the owners of more than 120 local media organizations across the country, announced thousands of newsroom layoffs in an attempt to reduce costs.

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The Amazon Shadow Economy

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The news that Blackstone purchased nearly $18B of warehouse real estate reflects a trend that I think is just now coming into full view: the Amazon shadow economy. Over the last several years, it’s become clear that Amazon’s capabilities and demand are starting to outpace even Amazon itself.

Debt Financing Fuels Your Growth - on Your Terms. Zero Dilution.

The landscape of startup financing is changing. Learn why SaaS founders are turning to debt capital options like revenue-based financing.

New Year, New Job

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Revolution portfolio companies are hiring all over the country. The new year is the perfect time to take on new challenges and pursue new opportunities.

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Revolution Growth Successfully Exits Custom Ink

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By Ted Leonsis, Founder and Partner, Revolution Growth I joined the Revolution team as a cofounder of the Revolution Growth fund in 2011 and our goal was, and still is, to make investments in great businesses that give customers more choice, convenience and control in their lives.

5 Signs You’re Ready to Hire a COO

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At Revolution Growth, we’re constantly looking at companies that are crossing the business-model validation threshold and shifting into their hyper-growth stage.

Black Dreams Matter, Every Day

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Meet Nine Black Business Starters Who are Paving the Way for Dreams. This month in the U.S. we marked Juneteenth, a day where we celebrate freedom and fight for progress.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Our Economy is Moving from the Industrial Age to the Connected Age. Here is What that Really Means.

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By Enoch Elwell. Beneath the tragedy and turmoil of 2020, there is a clear cry for something new. There is a cry to remove the social infrastructure that makes getting quality healthcare and relief from a raging pandemic often impossible.

Good News from Small Business in the Time of COVID-19

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Nevertheless, We Rise. We at CO.STARTERS are in the trenches right now with the entire small business support community, slogging through red bottom lines, loan application purgatory, and a constant barrage of not-so-good news. What keeps us going? The fact that it’s not all bad news.

An Insider’s Guide to Getting Grants

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Tips For Grant Writing to Fund Your Community Work. by Rebekah Marr, CO.STARTERS Director of Operations & Programs. Finding funding is one of the biggest issues identified by community builders.

Our Economy Measures Success with the Wrong Metrics. Here is How We Should Measure Successful Economic Development

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By Enoch Elwell. Sociologists use various terms to describe collections of people. A group of people living in the same household and sharing legal and/or biological bonds is a “family.” A collection of people organized toward achieving shared economic goals is a “business.”

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

10 Post-Coronavirus Trends for Life After Quarantine

This is going to be BIG.

Obviously, the fight against Coronavirus has not stopped, but it’s hard not to look ahead to what’s next. How will having the world on lockdown affect our society in the long run? Here are a few trends I think we’ll see going forward: 1) Work from home is here to stay—at least partially.

The Moments that Define Investor and Founder Relationships

This is going to be BIG.

In almost every single investment I’ve ever made, I can think of a singular moment in my relationship with a founder that, no matter what came before or what might come after, defined our relationship. Often times, it came in a very vulnerable and down moment for the founder—perhaps they just lost out on a big opportunity, had someone from the team leave, or they’re running low on capital before sales have come around.

CO.STARTERS Launches New Initiative Focused on Small Business Recovery

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A five-step Road to Recovery framework to help entrepreneurs adapt now and for the future. CO.STARTERS has always been about helping entrepreneurs get unstuck. In fact, since 2008 we’ve guided more than 12,000 aspiring business owners through the process of launching or growing their ventures.

Marketing as a Human Being to Human Beings

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You Already Have the Most Important Tool for Effective Marketing. Marketing” and “pandemic” are two words that scare people on their own—it’s no wonder that their combination is a living nightmare for many entrepreneurs.

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How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Top Four Survival Tips for Small Business Owners

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Remember when owning a small business was risky but rewarding? Stressful but satisfying? And then COVID-19 hit. In the midst of a global pandemic, being responsible for your own business—as well as the livelihoods of your employees—very likely seems overwhelming if not completely debilitating.