Allan Tear

Allan Tear

Partner at Founders League

 

Allan is co-founder and managing partner of Betaspring, a startup accelerator based in Providence, Rhode Island. Through Betaspring, Allan has worked with more than 80 high-growth startups and managed a portfolio of companies that has raised more than $27M+ 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.