Capital & Support for Growth
Companies enter our portfolio with $500K-$3M in revenue, a strong growth rate, and plans to reach $10-30M in revenue in 3-5 years. We invest in both B2B and B2C companies. RevUp is committed to investing in women, people of color, and in founders outside of top tier geographies. We believe in you.
How We Invest
We invest into a company's market-facing activity using cash and capacity. We pair our cash investment with dedicated support from the RevUp Growth Platform, a powerful resource to build a data-driven growth engine, delivered by people who get the work done. We have two deal structures, a straight revenue contract and repurchase-able equity.
Why We Do It
We built RevUp to break free from the constraints of equity-only funding. With RevUp, we wanted to offer founders and investors more than one way to win, while producing good outcomes for both.
Who We Are
RevUp is led by an experienced team that has built and invested in 130+ companies. The RevUp Growth Team is a full-time, in-house team led by pros with deep experience working alongside growth stage companies.
RevUp Capital's Operation Athena
Operation Athena is RevUp Capital’s platform for investing in women-led companies and founders of color. Since 2019, 60+% of investments we made went into women-led companies. 30% of investments have been into founders that identify as brown or black. The OA program includes:
Dedicated investment into women-led companies and those where women have ascended into senior / vested roles.
Dedicated investment into companies with black and brown founders, and those where people of color have ascended into senior / vested roles.
Priority review process for companies that meet these criteria.
For some applicants that do not (YET!) meet our eligibility requirements, we offer the Operation Athena Fellowship program to accelerate their investment readiness.
50% of our dedicated open office hours are held for founders that meet Operation Athena criteria.
For more, contact us.
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Our Investors Are Part of Our Story
Together We Pioneered the Model
It was humble beginnings back in 2016 when a small group of investors trusted that the time was right to bring revenue-based funding to early stage companies. 40+ companies and five annual funds later, together we and our investors proved that revenue-driven companies led by strong founders are GREAT investments.
Since 2016, RevUp has invested into fast-growing, revenue-generating companies to produce excellent returns for investors WHILE supporting founders underserved by venture capital. RevUp funds have a historical blended IRR of 20%+ Across our two most recent funds, 70% of investments went into companies led by women or persons of color.
Our LPs are an important part of our recipe for success. You can learn more about becoming an investor in RevUP here.
Allan Tear, Managing Partner
Allan is co-founder and managing partner of RevUp. Allan has invested in 120+ high-growth startups and managed a portfolio of companies that has raised more than $65M+ in follow-on funding and produced multiple exits. As a technology entrepreneur, Allan has founded three venture-funded startups. Allan is an active angel investor in early stage technology companies and advises national, state, and local government on nurturing high-growth startup ecosystems.
Bill Cesare, Partner
With 30 years experience as a serial entrepreneur, RevUp Partner Bill has been a principal in over a dozen start-up companies in New England ranging from medical services, healthcare devices to internet information exchanges. He is an active Angel investor in over 25 start-up businesses in Rhode Island, and an early supporter and investor in Betaspring. Bill was a co-founder and lead investor of Teespring.com, and most recently founded IHSDigital, a social e-commerce marketing firm.