• RevUp Capital is a global leader in revenue-based investing for early stage companies. Since 2016, we invest into fast-growing B2B and B2C companies with non-dilutive capital and world-class support.


    As strategic investors, we invest with a singular purpose: to give our founders a better shot at success.

  • Capital & Support for Growth


    Companies enter our portfolio with $500K-$3M in revenue, a strong growth rate, and plans to reach $10-20M in revenue in 3-5 years. We invest in both B2B and B2C companies. Since 2018, 60+% of RevUp investments have been into companies led by a woman or a person of color. Learn more about our core values (and our selection criteria) here.

    How We Invest

    We invest into a company's market-facing activity using a cash and capacity model. We are strategic investors that pair cash investment with customized support from the RevUp Growth Platform. We are not transactional investors. We carefully select 10-12 companies a year using a deal structure that keeps us on the journey long-term. We don't win until our companies win.

    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, producing good outcomes for both. With 100+ investments under our belt, serving as strategic partners to our portfolio companies is built into our DNA.

    Who We Are

    RevUp is led by Melissa Withers and Allan Tear, an experienced team that has built and invested into 130+ companies over the last decade. The RevUp Growth Team is a full-time, in-house team with deep experience working alongside growth stage 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. You can also send your deck/demo via email.

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  • 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.

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  • RevUp Managers

    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.

    Melissa Withers, Managing Partner

    RevUp co-founder and Managing Partner Melissa Withers has overseen investments in 120+ companies across industries and at various stages of growth. More here.

    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.

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