Seven startups have joined the Bull City Venture Partners’ portfolio since it closed its first $26 million fund 18 months ago.

And while four of them are based in the Triangle (and two of those spawned from deals in a prior fund), partners Jason Caplain and David Jones have spent a lot of time in Washington D.C. too.

BCVP’s D.C. investments this year were in Full Measure Education and Contactually, and both deals have pretty interesting back-stories. They’re also embedding the Durham venture capitalists further into the growing D.C. startup community.

BCVP got into Full Measure Education’s $5.5 Million Series B round in April because of a pair of longstanding relationships. …

The second deal highlights an understated way companies can attract the attention of venture capitalists. If they use your product, and love your product, they’re likely to invest in it.

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