• RevUp invests in B2B and B2C companies that are moving fast up a revenue-fueled growth curve. Companies receive $100K-250K in non-dilutive cash, a science-driven process to accelerate growth, and the human resources to get it done.​



  • Revenue-Based Financing

    RevUp uses a cash + capacity model to help B2B and B2C companies grow from $1-3M to $10-20M as quickly as possible. The RevUp Growth Platform works to help companies build a data-driven growth engine that will drive success today and into the future.


    Most companies enter the RevUp portfolio with $500K-$3M in revenue, a strong team, and the drive to grow faster. We invest on a rolling basis and hold quarterly screening meetings. To request a review, click below to submit a pre-screening form.

    Our Leadership Team

    RevUp managers have invested in more than 120 companies over the last decade. After years as equity-only investors, we created RevUp in 2015 to innovate on how we build big, profitable companies.

  • Request A Review

    RevUp invests on a rolling basis and conducts quarterly company screenings. If you are a revenue-generating company, focused on growth, and interested in learning more, fill out a pre-screening form to request a review.

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  • The RevUp Team

    Allan Tear

    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.

    Melissa Withers

    RevUp co-founder and Managing Partner Melissa Withers has overseen investments in 100+ companies across industries and at various stages of growth. She was previously Managing Director of Betaspring, a nationally-ranked startup accelerator that launched 89 companies between 2009-2014. Melissa's career began at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT, where she worked at the intersection of basic research and public policy. She was also co-founder of the Business Innovation Factory, an organization dedicated to the design and testing of new business models.

    Bill Cesare

    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.

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