2020 Power of Giving - Day 2 Smithsonian Welcome

 

 

About the Speaker

Steve CaseSteve Case
Chair
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents

Steve Case is an entrepreneur, innovator, and philanthropist. In 2005, he launched Revolution, a DC-based investment firm that partners with visionary entrepreneurs at every stage of the entrepreneurial lifecycle, with a focus on investing in companies based outside of Silicon Valley. Revolution has invested in disruptive companies that are leading the way in their fields such as sweetgreen, Tempus, CLEAR, and DraftKings. Through the firm’s Rise of the Rest initiative, Case has become a thought leader on encouraging a more equitable distribution of venture capital throughout the country. Prior to starting Revolution, Case was the co-founder of America Online, Inc. (AOL) playing an integral role in building the world's largest Internet company, driving the worldwide adoption of the internet. As members of the Giving Pledge, an effort started by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, Case and his wife, Jean Case, have publicly affirmed their commitment to give away the majority of their wealth to charitable causes. In addition, Mr. Case co-chaired the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and served on President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is also author of The New York Times bestselling book, The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future (2017).