AOL co-founder and former CEO Steve Case spends most of his time these days helping other entrepreneurs and providing resources for them.
He has a wealth of experience to draw from, most notably his time at America Online, where he helped make the internet ubiquitous. Case told CNBC that while internet use is common today, AOL faced substantial hurdles from the very beginning.
"When we got started with AOL over 30 years ago, only 3 percent of people were online and they were only online one hour a week. ... Most people didn't know what [the internet] was, didn't know why they would ever need it," the 57-year-old entrepreneur said.
"It went from something nobody knew about or cared about to something people can't live without," said Case, co-founder and CEO of investment firm Revolution.