Ted Leonsis

Founder and Partner, Revolution Growth

Ted Leonsis is a Founder and Partner of Revolution Growth. Ted is a nationally renowned entrepreneur, investor, and sports team owner.

Ted is the Founder, Chairman, and majority owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Washington Capitals (NHL), the Washington Wizards (NBA), the Washington Mystics (WNBA) and the Verizon Center (downtown D.C.).

Leonsis retired from active management of AOL in 2006, where during the previous 13 years he was an inspirational leader and held a number of senior positions, including vice chairman and president, and was instrumental in building AOL into the world’s leading Internet company with a market value at its peak in excess of $100 billion.

Leonsis founded SnagFilms, the Internet’s leading site for online audiences to find, watch, and share documentary films. Ted also has been a producer of award-winning documentary films such as Kicking It, Nanking, and A Fighting Chance. Nanking premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and has won an Emmy Award. Early in his career, Leonsis was the founder of several technology-enabled consumer companies, including Redgate Communications, where Leonsis is credited with having coined the phrase “new media”.

Leonsis has been named Washington’s Businessman of the Year, Washingtonian of the Year, one of the 20 most influential people in sports, and one of the top 10 entrepreneurs of the year. Leonsis blogs daily at He sits on the board of directors of several leading companies ranging from American Express to Groupon.

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