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Capital efficient post-seed investments

Capital efficient post-seed investments

Bullpen Capital invests in post-seed companies that have achieved product-market fit, but have not yet proven sufficient market scalability to raise a major VC round.  We invest in companies that have an operational plan to hit big milestones within a 12-month period, and we work closely with the companies in our portfolio to develop this early traction into large, sustainable businesses.

Seed financing is now more of a process than an event, with multiple rounds of investment layered into the early stages of startup companies.  The "post-seed" stage is often the inflection point of value, the last lean money in before a “super-sized” A round.  Bullpen’s strategy aims to provide leverage for founding teams, who can minimize dilution to maintain ownership and control of their companies, while retaining the option of choosing either a quick acquisition or raising major growth capital to go for a big win.   
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  • Crunchbase News
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Carbon Health lands $26M, triples headcount

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  • Forbes
  • 1 month ago

Between the WeWork debacle and the coronavirus, the markets have deemed Masayoshi Son's $100 billion Vision Fund largely worthless. But the world's most important investor over the past three years has other Softbank assets, a track record - and a plan.

Interview with Masayoshi Son on WeWork and the role of the Vision Fund within SoftBank, says he expects 15 companies in the Vision Fund portfolio to go bankrupt

Masayoshi Son talks WeWork, Vision Fund and SoftBank under siege
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