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Bullpen Capital

Bullpen Capital

Bullpen Capital is an early-stage fund to make follow-on investments for companies who have recently raised seed.

Company Overview

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. Bullpen Capital is a super angel follow-on fund. Its team includes Paul Martino, Duncan Davidson, and Richard Melmon.

History

Bullpen Capital was founded in 2010 by Paul Martino and Duncan M. Davidson and is based in San Francisco, California.



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.

Investments

Bullpen Capital has made 87 investments. One of their investments was on Feb 14, 2019, when they invested $6M in Tank Utility. Bullpen Capital has raised a total of $253.6M across 3 funds, one of them being Bullpen Capital IV. This fund was announced on Jun 28, 2018, and raised a total of $140M.



Bullpen Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in post-seed round funding, startups, early stage, and small B round investments. It seeks to invest in internet technology companies focusing on e-commerce, mobile, and consumer internet. The firm focuses on leading second round investments and seeks to make all its seed rounds syndicated. It makes investments in companies seeded by super angels and institutional seed funds. The firm invests in seed money before the companies can pursue their big A round. It invests in firms that are early-product market fit, seed syndicate intended to invest super pro-rata and management confident of hitting a major valuation stone in 9-12 months.

Timeline

February 14, 2019

Tank Utility



$6M .

June 28, 2018

TBullpen Capital IV



 $140M.

Associated investment funds

9 Results
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125,000,000
March 23, 2018

Funded Companies

18 Results
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Location

Grove Collaborative is an online, subscription-based retailer selling natural home and health products.

Starcity is an American company that builds co-housing microapartments in which tenants pay for a private room with shared kitchens, bathrooms and other shared spaces.

A mobile fitness app with interactive training programs world's best personal trainers at your fingertips - anytime, anywhere.

Filament(IoT) is an internet of things company founded by Allison Clift-Jennings.

Jackpocket is an a mobile application that allows users to play state lottery games on their phone.

BentoBox is a company founded by Pierre Drescher.

Carbon Health is a healthcare company.

People

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Dave Knox

Advisor



Dave Strigler

Investor



Duncan Davidson

Employee



Elliot Loh

Advisor



Frank Willemsen

Investor



James Conlon

Employee



Matt Ocko

Investor



Paul Martino

Employee



Paul Tyma

Advisor



Richard Melmon

Founder



Samir Kaji

Investor



Sand Hill Angels

Investor



Sandeep Sardana

Investor



Tak Miyata

Investor



Tanveer Ali

Investor



Ullas Naik

Investor



Wenz Xing

Employee



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