Allan Tear, Betaspring

Allan is co-founder and managing partner of Betaspring, a top-15 ranked startup accelerator based in Providence, Rhode Island. Through Betaspring, Allan has worked with 100+ high-growth startups and managed a portfolio that has raised more than $40M+ in follow-on funding.  As a technology entrepreneur, Allan has founded three venture-funded startups.  He has served as an advisor and in board leadership roles for more than a dozen startups across the U.S.  Allan is an active angel investor in early stage technology companies and advises national, state, and local government on nurturing high-growth startup ecosystems. He is a lead partner in the Founders League, one of New England’s premier co-working community and entrepreneurial support platforms. In 2012, he was named an inaugural Rhode Island Innovation Fellow by the Rhode Island Foundation.  For his Fellowship, Allan launched RallyRI, a project to launch a startup revolution in economic sectors where Rhode Island has untapped potential.   Allan is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, with B.S. degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Public Policy.