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JD Vance, second from left, and Steve Case, third from left, ride the Rise of the Rest bus with their colleagues and guests in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Billionaire Steve Case has taken a big red bus through 26 states to bet $150 million on finding the next big startup — here’s where heR...

AOL cofounder Steve Case and "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance are leading the $150 million Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, dedicated to startup communities outside of Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston. Its network now spans 26 states.
The Rise of the Rest bus is a luxury coach where the Rise of the Rest team and their guests cram in. Most guests try to maximize the potential of the conversations on the bus.

I spent 2 days on a bus with billionaire AOL cofounder Steve Case and ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author JD Vance as they scoured the South for the ...

In May, I joined AOL cofounder Steve Case and "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance on an investing bus tour in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky. I realized it was more than just a self-serving spectacle.
Shawn Arvin presents to the Rise of the Rest team at Love City, a Google-backed community center in Louisville, Kentucky.

In one of Louisville’s poorest neighborhoods, a formerly abandoned community center is making enormous strides — and even Google has taken...

In a recent "Rise of the Rest" investing trip to Louisville, Kentucky, AOL cofounder Steve Case highlighted the accomplishments of Love City, a Google-funded community center that aims to bring opportunity to the struggling Portland neighborhood.
Steve Case, center, emerges from the big red bus that carries him and a team of investors through the "Rise of the Rest" tour.

AOL cofounder Steve Case is betting $150 million that the future of startups isn’t in Silicon Valley or New York, but the money isn’t what...

AOL cofounder Steve Case and "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance believe the US's future depends on startup communities thriving outside of the Valley, New York, and Boston. They're accelerating this through "Rise of the Rest" bus tours and a $150 million seed fund.
Revolution CEO Steve Case, center, and managing partner JD Vance, fourth from left, celebrate with Mixtroz cofounders Ashlee Ammons and Kerry Schrader following the Rise of the Rest pitch competition in Birmingham, Alabama on May 9, 2018.

AOL founder Steve Case is traveling the US investing in local businesses through his $150 million seed fund — here are the 5 most recent entrepr...

Steve Case and JD Vance brought their Rise of the Rest Seed fund to the southeastern United States in May, with the goal of empowering entrepreneurial communities in Dallas, Memphis, Birmingham, Chattanooga, and Louisville.

High-profile investors like Jeff Bezos, Ray Dalio, and Meg Whitman are flocking to a $150 million fund nurturing startups in overlooked American citie...

Steve Case and JD Vance are overseeing the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, which includes investors like Jeff Bezos and is dedicated to empowering Americans.