Bullpen Capital

Founded 2010
Founders Paul Martino Richard Melmon


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Total investments 114
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 98
Rounds per year 10.36
Lead investments 29
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 21
Key employees 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Mobile
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software
  • E-Commerce

Bullpen Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2010. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Menlo Park.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as SaaS, Analytics. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Namely, Classy, LiveIntent Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The average startup value when the investment from Bullpen Capital is 100-500 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 15 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Opposing the other organizations, this Bullpen Capital works on 16 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Bullpen Capital, startups are often financed by 500 Startups, Y Combinator, True Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are 500 Startups, True Ventures, FLOODGATE. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by True Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Lerer Hippeau.

The fund was created by Paul Martino. Besides them, we counted 8 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Cloud Data Services
Communication Hardware
Developer Tools
Internet of Things
Mobile Devices
$65M10 Aug 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Octane AI

Artificial Intelligence
Marketing Automation
Social Media Advertising
$5M20 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Entera Holdings

Property Management
Real Estate
$32M30 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Social Media
Social News
$4M24 Jun 2021 Santa Monica, California, United States


Big Data
Cloud Computing
Information Technology
$16M15 Jun 2021 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


$3M03 Jun 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore


Home Improvement
Home Renovation
$4M18 May 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Enterprise Software
Human Resources
$23M20 Apr 2021 New York, New York, United States


$9M06 Apr 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
Ocrolus Lands $80M Series C Financing Round

– Ocrolus, a San Francisco-based automation platform that analyzes financial documents with over 99% accuracy, announced $80m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Fin VC at a valuation north of $500m.
– Additional participants in the round were Thomvest Ventures, Mubadala Capital, Oak HC/FT, FinTech Collective, QED Investors, Bullpen Capital, ValueStream Ventures, Laconia, RiverPark Ventures, Invicta Growth, Stage 2 Capital, and Cross River Bank.
– The company plans to use its new funding to more aggressively build products for the mortgage lending and banking industries and expand its US operations.

CruxOCM Raises $9M Total in Venture Financing; Latest Led by Bullpen Capital

– CruxOCM is the pioneer of robotic industrial process automation (RIPA™) for control room operations.
– The company has raised $6M in venture financing to fuel growth.
– The recent round was led by Bullpen Capital, with participation from Angular Ventures, Root Ventures, Golden Ventures, Cendana Capital and Industry Ventures.
– The capital will be used to grow the company’s product lines, increase the efficiency of its installation process, and continue expanding its team across North America.


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