Steve Case

Steve Case

Formal First Name
Stephen (Steve)
8/21/1958 - present

Steve Case is one of the most accomplished entrepreneurs in America. He is a recognized pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life and is most known for co-founding AOL in 1985 when the Internet was still in its infancy. Recently, Case established a holding company called Revolution in 2005 to oversee his rapidly expanding investments. He also partners with leading global entrepreneurs as an investor and mentor. Additionally, Case is a known leader in shaping government policy on issues related to entrepreneurship.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Case was born and raised in Hawaii and retains active ties to his home state.
  • He has lived in Washington D.C. for more than 30 years.


  • Under his leadership, AOL became the largest and most valuable Internet company in the world.
  • AOL was the first Internet company to go public and among the best-performing stocks of the 1990s, delivering an 11,616% return to shareholders.
  • At its peak, nearly half of Internet users in the United States used AOL.
  • Case also ensured that AOL led the industry on issues such as making the Internet a safe place for children, bridging the digital divide and investing in online philanthropy.
  • In 2000, he negotiated the largest merger in business history, bringing together AOL and Time Warner in a transaction that gave AOL shareholders a majority stake in the combined company.
  • To facilitate the merger, he agreed to step down as CEO when the merger closed.


  • Case was instrumental in passing the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act and the Investing in Opportunities Act.
  • He is active in advocating on behalf of immigration reform and legislation that supports and accelerates the emergence of startup ecosystems in rising cities.
  • The success of AOL, coupled with his track record building businesses through Revolution, led CNBC to call him “one of the nation’s greatest entrepreneurs.” 



  • Together with his wife, Case has invested in hundreds of organizations, initiatives, and partnerships with a focus on leveraging the Internet and entrepreneurial approaches to strengthen the social sector.