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Number of Exits 17
CB Rank (Investor) 2,536
Bullpen Capital
Bullpen Capital is an early-stage fund to make follow-on investments for companies who have recently raised seed.
Categories  Angel Investment, Finance, Venture CapitalHeadquarters Regions  San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, West CoastFounded Date Feb 1, 2010Founders  Paul MartinoOperating Status ActiveLast Funding Type Venture - Series UnknownNumber of Employees 1-10Child Hubs  Bullpen Capital Portfolio Companies
Investor Type  Micro VC Investment Stage  Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed Number of Exits 17
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Bullpen Capital A new early-stage fund has formed to make follow-on investments in the slew of companies that have recently raised seed and angel funds.

Bullpen Capital is an early-stage venture fund being formed to make follow-on investments in Internet technology companies that have been initially funded by super-angel capital efficient funds. Extending the capital efficient model beyond the seed stage keeps options open for the founders and investors.

The rise of the super-angels is a capital market response to a new technology trend: the rise of the lean venture, typically an Internet service deploying fast-to-market technology which enables rapid market validation before large capital requirements. The super-angels are emerging as a natural response to a decades long over-sizing of venture firms, built more to fund the semiconductor factories of the past than Internet firms of today.

Bullpen works with its super-angel partners to:

- Extend a seed round to give a start-up more time to prove itself

- Fund a company requiring more early money than the usual seed deal

- Restart a company that is a a€?fallen angela€? but still has great promise

- Fund a a€?rising stara€? needing a small B round it before it goes to VC auction

689彩票邀请码The lean model does not depend on the lightning strike of finding the rocket-ship that is immediately successful after its seed round. Almost every rocket-ship has a rocky start, requiring post-seed nurturing before ascending. This usually entails one or more a€?pivotsa€?, in which a companya€:tm:s basic direction must be changed to find its market. These changes are wrenching, and require additional capital before proof points are met. Bullpena€:tm:s major role is to lead post-seed stage rounds that support these pivots.

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Lists Featuring This Company

West Coast Micro VCs
316 Number of Organizations ● $101.2M Total Funding Amount ● 119 Number of Investors
Early Stage Venture Investors with Investments in Palo Alto, California
1,205 Number of Organizations ● $11.5B Total Funding Amount ● 314 Number of Investors
Investors Active in San Francisco, California
5,797 Number of Organizations ● $189.1B Total Funding Amount ● 2,683 Number of Investors
Micro VCs with Investments in Massachusetts
237 Number of Organizations ● $148M Total Funding Amount ● 108 Number of Investors

Investments

Number of Investments 104
Number of Lead Investments 39
Bullpen Capital has made 104 investments. Their most recent investment was on Jan 3, 2020, when SkyWatch raised $7.5M.
Announced Date  
Organization Name  
Lead Investor  
Funding Round  
Money Raised  
Jan 3, 2020
SkyWatch
Yes
Series A - SkyWatch
$7.5M
Nov 25, 2019
Entera Holdings
Yes
Venture Round - Entera Holdings
$7.5M
Oct 21, 2019
Hemster
Yes
Series A - Hemster
$4M
Sep 26, 2019
Beyond Pricing
Series A - Beyond Pricing
$42.5M
Sep 19, 2019
AvantStay
Series A - AvantStay
$20M
Sep 5, 2019
RippleMatch
Series A - RippleMatch
$6M
Aug 22, 2019
Windfall Data
Yes
Venture Round - Windfall Data
$9M
Jun 25, 2019
Ocrolus
Series B - Ocrolus
$24M
Jun 5, 2019
Carbon Health
Series B - Carbon Health
$30M
May 24, 2019
Jackpocket
Series B - Jackpocket
$5M

Exits

Number of Exits 17
Bullpen Capital has had 17 exits. Bullpen Capital's most notable exits include FanDuelLife360, and DoubleDutch.
FanDuel
FanDuel offers fantasy sports with daily games for real money.
Life360
As world’s largest mobile app for families, Life360 helps families feel closer together.
DoubleDutch
DoubleDutch develops event management software for the events industry worldwide.
SpaceIQ
SpaceIQ is an innovative technology driven software company that provides cloud-based workplace management platform.
Mango Health
Mobile health company on a mission to inspire and empower patients with chronic conditions to lead healthier lives.
Paintzen
Paintzen uses data and technology to provide a hassle-free way of getting their paint project completed quickly and to your satisfaction.
WedPics
WedPics is a personalized photo-sharing platform for weddings, developed by deja mi.
SendHub
SendHub is the Business Phone System for Mobile.
Circulate
Circulate helps web, app & SDK publishers monetize their first-party data, on a privacy friendly basis.
Desk.com
Desk.com is an online customer service software and support ticket help desk application for small business and fast-growing companies.

Funds Raised

Number of Funds 3
Bullpen Capital has raised 3 funds, their latest being Bullpen Capital IV. This fund was announced on Jun 28, 2018 and raised a total of $140M.
Announced Date  
Fund Name  
Money Raised  
Jun 28, 2018
Bullpen Capital IV
$140M
May 15, 2017
Bullpen Capital III, L.P.
$83.6M
Jun 11, 2012
Bullpen Capital II, L.P.
$30M

Current Team

Number of Current Team Members 7
Bullpen Capital has 7 current team members, including Founder & Managing Partner Paul Martino.
Paul Martino
Founder & Managing Partner
Duncan Davidson
General Partner
Eric Wiesen
General Partner
Richard Melmon
General Partner
Mary Keane
Director of Operations & Support

Board Members and Advisors

Number of Board Members / Advisors 2
Bullpen Capital has 2 board members and advisors, including Alex Bard.
Elliot Loh
Advisor
2012

Company Tech Stack by Siftery

Bullpen Capital uses 7 technology products and services including GoDaddy DNSAdobe Typekit, and DigiCert.

Website Tech Stack by BuiltWith

Bullpen Capital is actively using 7 technologies for its website. These include SPFMicrosoft Exchange Online, and GoDaddy DNS.

Web Traffic by SimilarWeb

Bullpen Capital is ranked 3,851,090 among websites globally based on its 2,419 monthly web visitors.

Interest Signals by Bombora

Bullpen Capital employees are showing high interest in Venture Capital (VC)Alliance Marketing, and Wireless Communications.

Competitors & Revenue by Owler

Funding Rounds

Number of Funding Rounds 1
Bullpen Capital has raised 1 round. This was a Venture - Series Unknown round raised on Jun 1, 2018.
Announced Date  
Transaction Name  
Number of Investors  
Money Raised  
Lead Investors  
Jun 1, 2018
Venture Round - Bullpen Capital
1

Investors

Number of Investors 1
Bullpen Capital is funded by Mason Ng.
Investor Name  
Lead Investor  
Funding Round  
Partners  
Mason Ng
Venture Round - Bullpen Capital

Events

Number of Events 2
Bullpen Capital has participated in 2 events. Recently, they attended Post-Seed Conference 2016 on Dec 1, 2016.
Post-Seed Conference 2016
Organizer
Dec 1, 2016

Recent News & Activity

Number of Articles 296

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