Mary Grove is a Partner at Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Fund where she is focused on investments as well as managing the engagement platform to support the Rise of the Rest portfolio. Prior to joining Revolution, Mary spent 14 years at Google in Silicon Valley, New York City, and Zurich. She was the founding Director of Google for Entrepreneurs and led the company’s global efforts to support entrepreneurs and communities in over 100 countries. She also led New Business Development partnerships and worked on the company’s IPO deal team. Mary is the co-founder of Silicon North Stars, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire young Minnesotans from economically under-served communities toward futures in tech. Mary has served on the Boards and Advisory Boards of the Techstars Foundation, Astia, UP Global, and the Stanford Alumni Association. She earned her BA and MA from Stanford University. Mary lives in Minneapolis with her husband Steve and their one year old twins.
A Washington, D.C.-based investment firm founded in 2005, Revolution’s mission is to help build disruptive, innovative companies that offer consumers more choice, convenience, and control in their lives. Revolution launched its Rise of the Rest program in 2014, and its iconic bus tour has now visited nearly 40 cities nationwide. In 2017, Steve Case and JD Vance announced a $150 million Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, backed by a group of iconic entrepreneurs, executives and investors that believe the next great startup investments are located outside of coastal cities. Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund invests catalytic capital, often alongside regional investors, to the most promising early stage investments in Rise of the Rest cities.