AOL Co-Founder Steve Case Predicts the Cities and Industries That Could Create the Next Silicon Valley

by High Alpha

Back in the 1990s, the area between San Jose and San Francisco wasn’t all that different from the rest of the U.S. Now it’s the country’s undisputed tech capital.

So what city might stand a chance of becoming the next Silicon Valley? AOL co-founder and Revolution founder Steve Case says predicting that is like trying to choose a favorite child–but he’s willing to highlight a few candidates. Case, whose Rise of the Rest fund invests solely in companies outside of the VC-saturated states California, New York, and Massachusetts, gave his insights during a fireside chat at the 2020 Inc. 5000 Vision Conference, a weeklong virtual event celebrating this year’s Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies.

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