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Bling Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Benjamin Ling

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Total investments 109
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$15M
Portfolio companies 76
Rounds per year 27.25
Lead investments 12
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.29
Key employees 1

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • E-Commerce
  • Artificial Intelligence
Summary

The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco. The venture was found in North America in United States.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Team Mobot, Proper, Printify. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Mobile Apps, Information Technology. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

The current fund was established by Benjamin Ling. We also calculated 1 valuable employee in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Bling Capital, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Slow Ventures, Matrix Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, Webb Investment Network, Upside Partnership. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Ludlow Ventures, Bedrock Capital.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. When the investment is from Bling Capital the average startup value is 10-50 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 30 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Tagado

B2B
Natural Language Processing
Product Research
SaaS
$4M04 Nov 2022 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Odyssey

EdTech
Education
$4M26 Oct 2022 Nyack, New York, United States

Arro

Apps
Mobile
Service Industry
Transportation
$10M20 Oct 2022 New York, New York, United States

Adonis

Health Care
Software
$5M14 Oct 2022 New York, New York, United States

Arro

$10M11 Oct 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

Gather AI

Artificial Intelligence
Drones
Machine Learning
Robotics
Software
Warehousing
$10M06 Oct 2022 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Silvertree

Consumer
$5M01 Sep 2022 New York, New York, United States

Bainbridge Growth

Analytics
Business Development
E-Commerce
Financial Services
$4M31 Aug 2022 Hingham, Massachusetts, United States

Mobot

B2B
Developer Tools
Mobile Apps
Quality Assurance
Robotics
Software
$12M15 Aug 2022 New York, New York, United States
News
Prive Raises $1.7M in Pre-Seed Funding

– Prive is a San Francisco, CA-based eCommerce subscriptions platform.
– The company raised $1.7M in pre-seed financing.
– The round was led by Xfund and Bling Capital, with participation from Defy Partners, Halogen Ventures, Base Case Capital, and current senior Uber executives.

Accounting firm Proper banks $9M Series A to automate property management

– Proper, an automated accounting and bookkeeping service for property managers, announced it raised $9 million in Series A funding in a round led by QED.
– Existing investors MetaProp, Expa and Bling Capital also participated in the round, which gives the San Francisco-based proptech company a total amount raised of $13.8 million.
– The company brought in $4.8 million of seed funding last August.
– Proper’s tech-enabled service is designed to execute those specific real estate accounting-related processes and apply automation to those that are repetitive.
– The company said property managers with 1,000 doors can see 63% higher profit margins and spend 45% less time per year on accounting.
– Rojas says accounting automation in real estate has been neglected with few startups stepping up to solve it like Proper is.

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