Steve Case attracts a Who’s Who of business to his Rise of the Rest fund | #VentureCanvas

Jessica Pothering | ImpactAlpha


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J.D. Vance and Steve Case l Photo credit: Ryan Schick / The Metropreneur

Pick a hot name in business and they’re likely to be an investor in AOL founder Steve Case’s new seed fund for entrepreneurs in middle America.

Jeff Bezos(Amazon) — check. Eric Schmidt (Alphabet/Google) — check. Howard Schultz(Starbucks) — check. (Missing: Bill Gates, for now.) There are also Waltons, Kochs and Pritzkers, the founders of KKR and Carlyle Group and fashion designer Tori Burch in the fund, which has raised $150 million since filing with the SEC last month.

 

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