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Filament snags $5 mln Series A

Enterprise technology company Filament has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Bullpen Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Verizon Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Samsung Ventures, Digital Currency Group, Haystack, Working Lab Capital and Techstars.

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VC-backed FanDuel buys Kotikan

Fantasy sports company FanDuel has acquired Scottish mobile app development agency Kotikan. No financial terms were disclosed. The acquisition comes on the heels of FanDuel raising $275 million in Series E funding. KKR led the round with participation from other investors that included Google Capital, Time Warner Investments, Turner Sports, Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Pentech Ventures and Piton Capital.

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Fantasy sports company FanDuel rakes in $275 mln Series E

Fantasy sports company FanDuel has raised $275 million in Series E funding. KKR led the round with participation from other investors that included Google Capital, Time Warner Investments, Turner Sports, Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Pentech Ventures and Piton Capital.

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The case for pre-seed–VCJ

The ground is shifting in early stage as super angels grow into micro VCs. So will a new class of tiny seed fund evolve? The odds are good.

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CoverHound raises $14 mln

CoverHound said Monday it raised $14 million in Series B financing with participation from existing investors RRE Ventures, Blumberg Capital and Bullpen Capital. New investors Core Innovation Capital, Thomas Lehrman, Tugboat Ventures, Route 66 Ventures and American Family Ventures, the venture capital arm of American Family Insurance also took part. San Francisco-based CoverHound helps consumers find, compare and purchase insurance policies on one site. The company has raised over $20 million in VC funding.

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Bullpen Capital led $6.5 million round for Derby Games

New York City-based Derby Games, an online legal gambling company, has closed $6.5 million in funding. Bullpen Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Andlinger & Company and Alexis Ohanian. In addition to the funding, Paul Martino, founder and managing director of Bullpen Capital, has been appointed to Derby Games’ board of directors.

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Bullpen leads funding round for SendHub

SendHub, which provides a business phone system for mobile devices, announced a $5 million Series B round of funding led by Bullpen Capital. Kapor Capital, Menlo Ventures, Seraph Group and Eric Ries also participated in the round. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company has now raised $10 million in total funding.

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New York startup Namely picks up $12 mln Series B

New York-based Namely, a human resources and payroll platform, has secured $12 million in Series B funding, a company spokesperson for the firm confirmed. Matrix Partners led the round with participation from True Ventures, Lerer Ventures and Bullpen Capital. In conjunction with the funding, David Skok, a general partner at Matrix, has been added to Namely’s board.

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Mithril Capital leads $19 mln Series D funding round in DoubleDutch

Mithril Capital Management has led a $19 million Series D funding round in DoubleDutch, a mobile app event company. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Index Ventures and Bullpen Capital also participated in the round, along with Singapore-based Enspire Capital. Ajay Royan, co-founder and managing general partner of Mithril, is joining the DoubleDutch board.

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Parking app SpotHero nabs $4.5 mln Series A

SpotHero has closed $4.5 million in Series A funding. The investors included Chicago Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Battery Ventures, OCA Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Lightbank, G2T3V, e.ventures, Draper Associates and 500 Startups. In conjunction with the funding, Mike Gamson of LinkedIn has been added to SpotHero’s board of directors. Headquartered in Chicago, SpotHero is an on-demand parking app.

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Online identity platform About.me pulls in $11 mln Series B

Online identity platform About.me said Tuesday that it has closed $11 million in Series B funding. Foundry Group led the round with participation from True Ventures, SoftTech VC, CrunchFund and Bullpen Capital. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used for expansion and product building. In addition to the funding, Brad Feld, managing director at Foundry Group, has been added to About.me’s board of directors.

Bullpen sets target of $50 mln for second fund

Bullpen Capital has set a $50 million target for its second fund, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing is dated Friday and says that the fund – Bullpen Capital II – has so far not had a first close.

FanDuel Closes Series C

Daily fantasy sports game operator FanDuel has closed $11 million in Series C financing from new investor Comcast Ventures, existing investors Piton Capital, Pentech Ventures, Bullpen Capital and serial investor Richard Koch. Andrew Cleland, a partner at Comcast Ventures has joined FanDuel’s board.

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