Bling Capital

Founded 2018
Founders Benjamin Ling

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Total investments 52
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$14M
Portfolio companies 48
Rounds per year 17.33
Lead investments 11
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.23
Key employees 1

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Financial Services
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

Bravely

Commercial
Consumer
Human Resources
Social Impact
Social Network
Software
$15M24 Aug 2021 New York, New York, United States

Dutch

Health Care
Pet
Veterinary
Wellness
$5M02 Jul 2021 -

Capchase

Financial Services
FinTech
Payments
SaaS
$125M04 Jun 2021 New York, New York, United States

E-Commerce
E-Commerce Platforms
Fashion
Retail
$2M26 May 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Figure

Employee Benefits
Financial Services
Human Resources
Productivity Tools
Software
$7M06 May 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

PrizePool

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Mobile Apps
$10M02 May 2021 California, United States

Actuate

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Business Intelligence
Business/Productivity Software
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Open Source
Predictive Analytics
Security
Software
$8M29 Apr 2021 New York, New York, United States

Tempo

3D Technology
Artificial Intelligence
Fitness
Machine Learning
Real Time
Software
Wellness
$220M13 Apr 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Grata

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
B2B
Big Data
Marketing
Natural Language Processing
SaaS
Search Engine
$6M06 Apr 2021 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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