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Orlando eager for VC competition backed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

Matthew Richardson
Orlando eager for VC competition backed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

A well-known venture capital competition headed to Orlando and the Southeast is shaping up to have a record number of participation. Washington, D.C.-based investment firm Revolution Growth LLC — founded by AOL co-founder Steve Case — will kick off its 8th Rise of the Rest bus tour in Orlando on April 29. "This year, we received more than 100 applications in each city —  the most combined that we’ve ever received for a Rise of the Rest Road Trip," Martin De Leon, communications manager for Revolution, told Orlando Business Journal.