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Billionaire AOL founder Steve Case is convinced the next big thing in tech won’t happen in Silicon Valley, and he’s …

In 2005, two years after leaving the company he founded and led, AOL cofounder Steve Case launched his venture capital firm, Revolution, in Washington, DC. For the last four years specifically, he’s been focused on what he deemed “Rise of the Rest” approach, dedicated to fostering the growth of startup communties outside of Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston — which receive 75% of all venture capital in the United States. Last year, he put “Hillbilly Elegy” author and former Valley investor JD Vance in charge of a $150 million Rise of the Rest Seed Fund for this purpose, and on Wednesday he announced the Revolution Talent Network, which will be used as a listing of all available jobs in Revolution companies. The initial batch of listings includes about 1,300 jobs from 108 companies, with 80% outside of the three primary startup markets. In an announcement of the network, Case wrote, “people should not feel compelled to go to the coasts after graduation nor should they feel trapped there if they want to continue to build a startup career. As I hope our careers page illustrates, there are opportunities in dozens of cities across America to help build companies that create real value and make a real difference.” Billionaire AOL founder Steve Case is convinced the next big thing in tech won’t happen in Silicon Valley, and he’s …

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