VC  Bullpen Ventures

     Office Locations:

5314 Maryland Way, Suite 100
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: 615-873-1257



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media



    Founded February 2011, Bullpen Ventures makes seed stage investments targeted around the same four verticals on which the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) is focused: digital media and music, technology, healthcare, and social entrepreneurship. Bullpen Ventures will do 8 to 14 deals annually, with up to $50,000 invested per deal. Investments are structured so that all companies initially receive $25,000 in equity. Following the initial equity investment, Bullpen Ventures will consider an additional $25,000 in debt if the company makes the request. All of the investments will be housed at the EC, and the companies will work with the tools and team that the Entrepreneur Center CEO Michael Burcham has assembled. Bullpen Venture will give over 15% of the equity it receives for any investment to the EC as part of the Centers sustainability plan. Bullpen is affiliated with Clayton Associates (see profile).

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Joe Galante
    John Ingram
    Mark Montgomery
    Steve Turner
    Stuart McWhorter


    Portfolio companies include:

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