OurStory

Startup Revival is a community Christian entrepreneurs and folks who are interested in starting a business. Through Startup Revival you will gain the foundational spiritual and biblical elements that are critical for life as an entrepreneur and businessperson.

Startup Revival is more than just a community. it is a movement and a revolution. Through the indwelling of Holy Spirit, Christians possess the greatest power the universe has ever known. In order for the world to reflect Christ, it is critical for Christians to take a leading role in shaping the future of innovation and business Startup Revival helps people do just that.

Matthew Bell

Co-founder, Startup Revival

Matt started his career in law as a paralegal at White & Case and planned to apply to law school. Realizing law school wasn’t the right path, he transitioned to banking. After becoming fed up with the culture of corporate life and Wall St. he made the big decision to change industries and get into the digital tech space. He immediately loved it and never looked back.

He started his tech career in the NY tech scene at LinkShare then moved on to hold various roles at Shutterstock, where he was a key contributor to the company’s hyper growth pre-IPO. He moved to Austin in 2013 and founded a mobile app company which was acquired by a larger tech company several years later. Today, he is focused on discipling and mentoring other entrepreneurs.

Rafael Simpson

Co-founder, Startup Revival

Rafael comes from a long line of successful entrepreneurs and businesspeople. He has founded a variety of different businesses from distribution and e-commerce, to digital technology, and even high-end commercial real estate development. He has raised millions of dollars in investment capital for his own businesses.

Rafael has a strong competency for creating and developing cash flow businesses. He has a unique sense for identifying business opportunities, where others might not see value. He is passionate about helping Christian entrepreneurs increase their monthly income by launching real businesses that can have an immediate impact in their lives.