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The Rise of the Rest 2018 Ecosystem Playbook Highlights MN Resources for Innovators (& 75F)

By Ben Wallace on Jan 26, 2018 4:07:22 PM

Check out the freshly shared Rise of the Rest 2018 Ecosystem Playbook from Steve Case and J.D. Vance's Revolution. Rise of the Rest (RotR) "is a nationwide effort powered by Revolution to showcase founders in emerging startup ecosystems across the U.S. Since the tour launched in 2014, Steve Case has traveled more than 6,000 miles on a bus to visit 26 diverse cities and personally invested more than $4 million in local startups." The Rise of the Rest Seed Fund recently announced several major financial backers who are helping support agile innovators across the country. 

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Rise of the Rest Instrumental in 75F Launch #TBT

By Ben Wallace on Dec 7, 2017 8:36:20 PM

Steve Case's "Rise of the Rest" (ROTR) seed fund announcement earlier this week in The New York Times article "From Bezos to Walton, Big Investors Back Fund for ‘Flyover’ Start-Ups" showcased a lineup of highly-influential investors who have joined the fund. Together, they are helping to pave the runway and fuel takeoffs for startups across America's often-overlooked "Flyover" markets (between the coastal hubs that see 75% of VC funding). This news caused us to reflect on those early days and how we've gained speed and altitude from ROTR in our flight path along the way.

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