• 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

    We pair cash investment with a science-driven process to accelerate growth. RevUp's in-house integrated marketing team and fund managers work with our companies to boost the bottom line. We don't take equity. Companies return investment as a small percentage of revenue over time.


    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 130 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.

    Mark Heckmann

    Director of Growth Platform Mark Heckmann , a Pittsburgh native, most recently served as the CEO of WebKite, a programmatic advertising company that helps global companies in the automotive, healthcare and real estate sectors market their inventory online. Mark coordinates the activity of the RevUp Growth Team activity across our portfolio.

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