Our Companies

When Bullpen Capital launched 10 years ago, our goal was to back overlooked entrepreneurs left behind by the latest Silicon Valley fads.  Since then, without compromising on that vision, we have invested in 100+ startups.

Our portfolio spans all categories (even those underappreciated ones), from fantasy sports to data center equipment to restaurant SaaS.  Our companies are started by diverse founders who discovered product-market fit early on and exhibit the perseverance to become market leaders through accelerating operating performance.

Fakespot for Chrome is the only platform you need to get the products you want at the best price from the best sellers with our industry leading fake review analysis, all for free.

Deal Partner
Paul Martino
Invested in
2020
Model
Consumer
Category
Apps & Services
Fund
V
Status

Fakespot

2020

AvantStay is the jumping off point for unforgettable vacations, adventures and retreats. By providing the perfect setting for people to come together and make memories, AvantStay helps people craft their ideal escape from the daily grind.

Deal Partner
Eric Wiesen
Invested in
2018
Model
Consumer
Category
Proptech
Fund
IV
Status

Avantstay

2018

Finding a job is hard – we’ve all been there. RippleMatch will be your biggest advocates throughout the job-seeking process by identifying opportunities, walking candidates through interviews, and celebrating with them when they land their dream job.

Deal Partner
Duncan Davidson
Invested in
2018
Model
Consumer
Category
Apps & Services
Fund
III
Status

Ripplematch

2018

Herb simplifies cannabis for passionate users and beginners alike. We are a curated guide to help you find the best weed stuff for you.

Deal Partner
Paul Martino
Invested in
2017
Model
Consumer
Category
Commerce
Fund
III
Status

Herb

2017

Lawn Love is a marketplace that provides lawn care services such as lawn mowing, lawn aeration, leaf removal, yard clean up, gardening, weed control and more. The marketplace matches experienced lawn care pros with home owners while enabling pros to better leverage technology in their businesses.

Deal Partner
Paul Martino
Invested in
2017
Model
Consumer
Category
Marketplace
Fund
III
Status

Lawn Love

2017

Merchbar is the marketplace for music merchandise - The one place for music fans to discover and buy merch from their favorite artists. Merchbar is the only place to shop over 1,000,000 products from more than 100,000 of the world's top artists from The Beatles to Justin Bieber.

Deal Partner
Paul Martino
Invested in
2017
Model
Consumer
Category
Commerce
Fund
III
Status

Merchbar

2017

Grove Collaborative makes it easy for busy families to create a healthy, beautiful environment in their homes. Grove makes it easy to get high-quality, natural home care and personal care products.

Deal Partner
Eric Wiesen
Invested in
2016
Model
Consumer
Category
Commerce
Fund
III
Status

Grove Collaborative

2016

Saucey is an e-Commerce company which handles the fastest, easiest and most reliable on-demand alcohol delivery service.

Deal Partner
Paul Martino
Invested in
2016
Model
Consumer
Category
Commerce
Fund
III
Status

Saucey

2016

Suiteness is the only free-to-join hotel booking website that offers rooms that connect to suites for half the price of a typical two-bedroom suite for groups of 4 or more. Families and groups can enjoy all the space and affordability of a vacation rental with the amenities of a hotel AND also get 24/7 complimentary trip planning assistance.

Deal Partner
Eric Wiesen
Invested in
2016
Model
Consumer
Category
Proptech
Fund
III
Status

Suiteness

2016

Paintzen is revolutionizing the way property homeowners and renters paint their living spaces. Utilizing a simple, all-inclusive platform, Paintzen offers color consultations, quick online quotes, and on-demand booking of professional painting and wallpaper installation services.

Deal Partner
Paul Martino
Invested in
2015
Model
Consumer
Category
Marketplace
Fund
II
Status
Acquired

Paintzen

2015
Acquired

Wag! makes dog ownership easier by connecting dog owners with dog lovers in their community they can hire on-demand for dog walking, dog sitting, or dog boarding services 7-days a week. Wag! is like having a trusted dog-loving neighbor or friend at your beck and call!

Deal Partner
Duncan Davidson
Invested in
2015
Model
Consumer
Category
Marketplace
Fund
II
Status

Wag

2015

HomeLight is here to help. Our technology crunches the numbers to determine which real estate agent or which instant offer company will get you the most money for your home. We build products that put more power in your hands and make it easier to get the best outcome when you buy or sell a home.

Deal Partner
Richard Melmon
Invested in
2014
Model
Consumer
Category
Proptech
Fund
II
Status

HomeLight

2014

SpotHero is North America's leading parking mobility platform and consumer parking marketplace with 20M+ cars parked, the largest network of connected parking facilities, and the most app downloads nationwide.

Deal Partner
Paul Martino
Invested in
2014
Model
Consumer
Category
Marketplace
Fund
II
Status

SpotHero

2014

CoverHound is where smart shoppers find car insurance. Calculate your personal insurance needs, compare accurate rates from top carriers -- and buy the right policy at the right price.

Deal Partner
Richard Melmon
Invested in
2013
Model
Consumer
Category
Apps & Services
Fund
I
Status

Coverhound

2013

IPSY was founded on a singular mission: to inspire individuals around the world to express their unique beauty. Everything we do is to support you on your journey to self-discovery, so you’ll feel confident letting your unique beauty shine every day. IPSY was born out of the YouTube beauty movement (spearheaded by makeup artist Michelle Phan), and we fearlessly support the self-expression and inclusivity that made it happen.

Deal Partner
Paul Martino
Invested in
2012
Model
Consumer
Category
Commerce
Fund
I
Status

Ipsy

2012

Explore millions of real-world authentic images, crowdsourced from photographers around the world. Finally. Enjoy stock photos that don't suck.

Deal Partner
Duncan Davidson
Invested in
2012
Model
Consumer
Category
Apps & Services
Fund
I
Status

Twenty20

2012