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.

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Grove Collaborative

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

Air Map is a drone industry company improving low-altitude-airspace infrastructure to help drone operators can fly safely and legally.

A company that has developed an automated data-driven pricing solution for Airbnb and vacation rental options.

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.

Hologram is a company with a platform for building Internet of Things type products

A company offering a shared electric scooter mobility platform.

A company providing the digital infrastructure for distributing earth observation data and derived intelligence.

Chartio provides a cloud-based data exploration solution that helps businesses analyze and track their data.

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

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

Carbon Health is a healthcare company. They primarily serve California and the Reno area.

A travel company offering hotel booking service for luxury hotel suites in the world

Tank Utility is a Boston-based company founded by Amos Epstein, David Gagnon, Kyle Murphy and Nicholas Mashburn.

Filament(IoT) is a Reno, Nevada-based internet of things company founded by Allison Clift-Jennings, Sally Carson and Jeremie Miller.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Bullpen FDE, LLC
5,250,000
5,250,000
April 29, 2015
1,050,000
1,050,000
August 17, 2015
1,795,000
1,795,000
August 11, 2014
654,647
654,647
August 15, 2014
125,000,000
March 23, 2018
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

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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