Mango Health Announces Partnership, Strategic Investment from Express Scripts

Mango Health Announces Partnership, Strategic Investment from Express Scripts

PR NEWSWIRE | Mango Health, a mobile health company, today announced a long term operating partnership with Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) which will include a new daily health management platform to improve health outcomes.

4 Lessons to Learn From Uber's PR Nightmare

4 Lessons to Learn From Uber's PR Nightmare

INC. | Uber has been living a public relations nightmare in recent weeks, including accusations of inappropriate handling of user data, widespread sexual harassment, and stealing intellectual property from a Google spin-off. The good news coming out of all this bad news: Several important lessons can be learned from Uber's plight. Take it from Bullpen Capital Partner Paul Martino who says decades of watching CEOs run companies gives him a unique perspective on Uber's publicity problems.

Paul Who? He's a Silicon Valley Standout Who Came Home to Help Philly Start-Ups

Paul Who? He's a Silicon Valley Standout Who Came Home to Help Philly Start-Ups

THE PHILLY INQUIRER |  A shoeless Paul Martino opened the door to his imposing Doylestown home and led a visitor past the office where he keeps his hippo collection and then down into the basement to the poker table.

Combo of Trump, Venture Capitalist Could Spell Success for Philly Political Start-Up

Combo of Trump, Venture Capitalist Could Spell Success for Philly Political Start-Up

THE PHILLY INQUIRER | If Philadelphia’s new political start-up, Jefferson’s List, takes off, its founders just might have President Trump to thank. And entrepreneurial guru and venture capitalist Paul Martino.

How This LA Venture Capitalist Went From Professional Poker Player to Tech Investor

How This LA Venture Capitalist Went From Professional Poker Player to Tech Investor

BUILT IN LA |  James Conlon doesn't possess anything that could be described as a traditional venture capitalist background. Instead of going to Stanford, getting an MBA and interning at Google, Conlon went to Bucknell and graduated with a degree in philosophy. He's also a former professional poker player and has a law degree from American University. Now an LA-based partner for Bullpen Capital, he's dedicated to growing local tech startups, and it all started with two chairs, an elevator and a few NSFW quips between complete strangers.

Here’s How the Smartest Startup Founders Raise Funds

Here’s How the Smartest Startup Founders Raise Funds

FORTUNE | The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute answers to timely questions about entrepreneurship and careers. Today’s answer to the question, "When’s the best time to look for investors?" is written by Paul Martino, general partner at Bullpen Capital.

Bullpen Capital VC Offers to Help as Early-Stage Funding Crunch Gets Worse

Bullpen Capital VC Offers to Help as Early-Stage Funding Crunch Gets Worse

THE BUSINESS JOURNALS | An increased number of small venture-backed businesses got caught in the type of bind last year that is exactly what Paul Martino said he co-founded Menlo Park-based Bullpen Capital to ease. They couldn’t raise a Series A funding round despite revenue numbers that would have easily attracted investors a few years ago. In the following TechFlash Q&A, Martino discusses the situation and how Bullpen helps some founders who get caught in a widening Series A gap. 

PODCAST: WSJ MoneyBeat - What's in Store for the IPO Market in 2017?

PODCAST: WSJ MoneyBeat - What's in Store for the IPO Market in 2017?

WSJ | The Wall Street Journal's Maureen Farrell and Bullpen Capital's Duncan Davidson join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to talk what's in store for investors and companies looking to go public in 2017, and whether the IPO market is poised to heat up in the coming year.

What DTCC's IBM Blockchain Transition 'Reimagining' Credit Derivatives Signifies

What DTCC's IBM Blockchain Transition 'Reimagining' Credit Derivatives Signifies

FORBES | On the heels of the announcement by the U.S. Depository Trust Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) transitioning a central part of its financial infrastructure onto a blockchain, the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry that processes trillions of dollars, many are wondering what it means for the blockchain market’s future.

Eric Wiesen, a General Partner at early-stage, post-seed venture fund Bullpen Capital that invests in technology companies, says that although the “hurdle to adoption still remains high” the DTCC’s decision “validates the blockchain approach for core financial markets – not just fringe markets.”

After Spurring M&A From Google, Namely Raises $50M to Take on the Biggies in HR

After Spurring M&A From Google, Namely Raises $50M to Take on the Biggies in HR

TECHCRUNCH | One of the big HR startup stories of the last year has been the trials and tribulations of Zenefits, but news coming out today from another company in the space shows that there is still a lot of opportunity in the industry with the right approach.

Namely, a New York-based SaaS HR firm that focuses on mid-sized (100 to 1,000 employees) companies offering an all-in-one human resources platform, payroll and benefits services, today announced that it has raised $50 million, closing out a Series D totalling $80 million, which Namely said was the biggest round for an HR startup in 2016 amid some $2.5 billion in funding in a very fragmented market

Can IPO Market Snap Out of its Doldrums in 2017?

Can IPO Market Snap Out of its Doldrums in 2017?

MARKETWATCH | Snap Inc. is expected to be 2017’s savior from a depressing market for initial public offerings, but the ridiculously high valuations of other so-called unicorns, as well as a market still seen as unsteady, could make the chances for a revival disappear as fast as a Snapchat message.

Suiteness Raises $5M to Expand Their Hotel Suite Booking Platform

Suiteness Raises $5M to Expand Their Hotel Suite Booking Platform

TECHCRUNCH | Suiteness, a YC company that makes it easy to book hotel suites for groups, has raised $5M in Series A funding. The company will use this capital to continue its expansion, and has announced 10 new cities it plans to be operating in by the end of 2017.

Cintrifuse invests in Silicon Valley fund

Cintrifuse invests in Silicon Valley fund

Cincinnati startup catalyst Cintrifuse invested in a Silicon Valley venture fund that has stakes in big-name companies. Cintrifuse's Early Stage Capital Fund, also known as the Syndicate Fund, invested in Menlo Park, Calif.-based Bullpen Capital. The nature of Cintrifuse's investment in Bullpen was not disclosed.

Bullpen Closes its Third Fund at $75 Million to Back Post-Seed Stage Startups

Bullpen Closes its Third Fund at $75 Million to Back Post-Seed Stage Startups

Bullpen Capital, a venture firm that specializes in post-seed stage deals, has closed its third fund at $75 million. The firm invests in companies that previously closed a seed round of investment and showed solid signs of traction, but have been dubbed too early for traditional VCs...