• Building companies that make founders and investors happy.

  • Revenue. It Matters.

    RevUp is a high-impact investment program for revenue-first companies—ventures where growth through revenue is the primary goal. RevUp companies receive cash, services, and expert support to accelerate growth.

    How We Work

    • We invest in companies that are already generating revenue.
    • We don’t take equity. RevUp gets a return as revenue scales.
    • Our value-added resources help B2B and B2C companies acquire customers and grow faster. 
    • We created RevUp after investing in 90+ companies. Our portfolio has raised $65M in follow-on funding and produced four exits.
    • We aren’t unicorn hunters. Our model doesn’t depend on exits.
  • Grow Faster.

    RevUp is designed to increase customer acquisition and revenue, helping early stage companies grow faster on their own steam. Special features, like a shared growth team, enable companies to act fast on revenue-enhancing opportunities. RevUp does not take equity. We use a revenue royalty model where companies return investment over time.

    Capital & Support

    RevUp companies receive $75-$125K in cash and dedicated services designed to rapidly accelerate growth. This includes direct support from the Betaspring management team, a talented and experienced group that has invested in 100+ companies and worked with many more over the last 10 years.

     

    Expert Advice

    Channel sales, growth hacking, strategic partnering, inbound marketing, team building, funnel management: all of these skills are invaluable to revenue-first companies. Bringing the magic of Betaspring’s knowledge and experience to life is an amazing group of mentors, including many founders who have built successful revenue-first companies.

    Participation

    We are high impact investors and our program includes face-to-face programming. RevUp companies interact with each other, with Betaspring alumni, with RevUp mentors, and with the Betaspring leadership team. Wondering about location? If you are between Boston and NYC, you're good. Further afield? Be prepared to travel.

  • Get on It

    We are now accepting applications. We review on a rolling basis each quarter. 

     

    For each company we accelerate, programming and investment starts when we begin working with you. It ends three months later when we celebrate your mind blowing accomplishments.

     

    (PS. We use the F6S platform to manage our application process)

  • About Betaspring

    Founded in 2009, Betaspring was among the first ten startup accelerators to launch worldwide. In the years following, we investeded in 90+ companies. Our portfolio has raised $65M in follow-on funding and produced four exits.

     

    We launched RevUp in 2015, retaining the best of our mentorship-driven model and adding new features, like a shared growth team, to help companies act fast on opportunities. We also switched up our investment model to broaden the scope of companies we work with. What hasn't changed? We win when our companies win. And we like it that way.

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  • The RevUp Team

    Allan Tear

    Allan is co-founder and managing partner of Betaspring. Through Betaspring, Allan has worked with 91 high-growth startups and managed a portfolio of companies that has raised more than $65M+ in follow-on funding.  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 Director Melissa Withers loves a good story...and built a career around helping people tell one. Melissa has worked directly with 90+ companies, focusing on all aspects of business building but always with an eye toward helping companies craft and sell a compelling story. Melissa’s career began at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT, with a unique role developing communications for initiatives like the Human Genome Project. She was co-founder of the Business Innovation Factory, a national leader in the design and testing of business models. Melissa is also a judge and mentor for MassChallenge, a proud Northeastern alum, and co-founder of the Founders League, a coworking community and startup support platform in Providence.

     

    Bill Cesare

    With 30 years experience as a serial entrepreneur, 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. 

  • Our Mentors

    Here are some of the people who help our companies thrive.

    Chris Savage

    Founder and CEO, Wistia

    Jeremy Hitchcock

    Founder and CEO, Dyn

    Pamela O'Hara

    CEO, Batchbook

    Charlie Kroll

    CEO, Ellevate Financial

    Founder, Andera

    Angus Davis

    Founder, & CEO, Swipely

    Co-founder, TellMe

    Sunny Bates

    Sunny Bates Associates

    Super Connector

    Jim Grace
    CEO, InsureMyTrip

    Walker Williams
    CEO, Teespring

    Jimmy Van Allen

    CFO, Nanigans

    Customer Acquisition

    Seth Price

    VP Marketing, Placester

    Content Marketing

    Jon Dodd
    CEO, Tuition Management
    Angel Investor

    Lois Kelly

    Foghound

    PR & Communications

    Brian helped Ofoto, Moo.com, and Teespring scale their operations to meet global demand.

    Brian Murphy

    VP of Supply Chain, Teespring

    Startup Operations

    Bob Skeffington
    Co-Founder, PMG
    Angel Investor

    Bari Harlam

    BJ's Wholesale Club

    EVP, Marketing

    Nick Kishfy
    CEO, MojoTech

    Tech Services

    Soren Ryherd
    CEO, Working Planet

    Search Engine Marketing

    Marshall Votta

    VP, Leverage Health

    Business Development

    Martin Keen
    Founder
    Keen, Focal Upright

    Rajiv Kumar

    Founder & CEO, ShapeUp

    Pete Rumsey
    CEO, B2Q Technologies

    Channel Sales

    Roni Kabessa
    CEO, DCI

    Consumer Products

    Lee Pichette

    ShapeUp 
    Product Marketing

    Steve Lane
    Founder, Ximedica

    Zac Goldberg

    Groupon, Exo

    Digital Advertising

    John Dipippo
    Angel Investor

    Coryndon Luxmoore

    VP Design, Buildium

    Danny Warshay

    Co-founder, G-Form