• Our Team

    Allan Tear

    Cofounder & Managing Partner

    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.


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    Melissa Withers

    Cofounder & Director

    Betaspring's 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.


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