Hillbilly Elegy author and venture capitalist J.D. Vance wants to invest in startups far away from Silicon Valley
Vance is joining Steve Case’s VC firm after the two met on Twitter.
J.D. Vance isn’t just moving to Ohio to battle the brain drain — he’s also looking fund a few startups while he’s back in his home state.
The “Hillbilly Elegy” author is joining Revolution LLC, the venture-capital outfit founded by Steve Case, as a partner who will focus on the firm’s initiative to identify and back infant companies in cities far from the tech capital of Silicon Valley.
The duo — which initially met on Twitter, Vance told me on Wednesday — want to focus specifically on “neglected areas of the country.” Their initiative will highlight “the fact you do have these regions of the country where you have a lot of talent and agency, but you have a lack of capi...