We are the original and official Startup WordPress theme, we do not sell on ThemeForest. Any other theme being sold outside of startupwp.com with the name “Startup” is using our trademark without our permission and is not the real thing, and causes confusion just like this for our customers and their own.
We help people build original websites, not cookie-cutter duplicates as is the case with “beautiful” themes. Startup and StartupPro are plain on purpose, because they’re just white label tools to help you get started building and designing something more unique and professional, just for your site.
We hate to see people get duped or confused like this, whatever the case, it’s unfortunate. We’d be happy to provide you with a free copy of our pro theme and provide advice here in the support forums on the correct way to build a website, especially for startups.
For the record, the official free version (Startup) is found here (https://wordpress.org/themes/startup), and the official pro version (StartupPro) is found here (https://startupwp.com/demo/). Created by StartupWP LLC for $19 with free lifetime support and upgrades.
Again, apologies for the confusion. We’ve been working hard on getting other developers to stop using our name to avoid this kind of confusion any further in the future.