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Talk to Me Goose: The Skinny on RBF for Early Stage Companies

Your Time. Your Questions.

Join RevUp Partners Melissa Withers and Allan Tear on April 21, 4-5:15pm for a live conversation about the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to RBF for early stage companies. Register (for free) 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽

About the format...this isn't a presentation-style event. The entirety of the program will be driven by your questions. The first 50 registrants will be able to submit questions about the pros, cons and realities of revenue-based funding for founders and investors. Melissa and Allan will cover as much as they can in the time we have allotted.

Who should participate: Founders, investors, mentors, or ecosystem supporters who want to jump into a conversation about RBF.

It might get messy. That's okay. We are living in an exciting time where the influx of new capital tools is far outpacing anyone's ability to catalogue and analyze it all.

Questions? Drop a line to melissa at

About Melissa Withers

RevUp Capital Managing Partner Melissa Withers is an experienced fund manager and business builder with 120 + investments under management. Melissa co-founded RevUp in 2016 after working as an early stage equity investor, driven by the opportunity to transcend the “exit or bust'' constraints of equity-only investing. Today, RevUp has investments across the U.S. into a spectrum of B2B and B2C companies. Melissa began her career working at the intersection of science, education, and public policy at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT. She was also co-founder of the Business Innovation Factory, an organization dedicated to the design and testing of new business models in areas of high social significance. In addition to her role at RevUp Capital, Melissa is entrepreneur-in-residence at Tech Stars Boston and a strong advocate for expanding investment in women, people of color and those living outside top-tier markets. Melissa also runs Operation Athena, a program that offers investment and support to women-led companies and those founded by people of color. If not for her family, love of gin drinks, and preference for indoor plumbing, she'd likely spend her days hiking.

About Allan Tear

Allan is the architect of the RevUp Growth Platform, and relishes being a key advisor to founders on the journey from $1M to $10M in revenue and beyond. With investments spanning 130 companies and counting, Allan brings deep insight into where growth opportunities lie, and how to take advantage of them. He coordinates the delivery of Growth Platform resources, across team, process, and partners. As a technology entrepreneur, Allan has previously founded two venture-funded and two bootstrapped startups. When his teen kids tire of hanging out with him, Allan can be found exploring nature with his dog, Knoxville.

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