we’re thematic investors in technology startups

based in New York City with over 30 years of combined venture experience, focused on enterprise.

Googlization of IT

Enterprises demand the benefits of a Google-like infrastructure as their own, ability to rapidly deploy apps at scale, cheaply, easily, & in the cloud.

SaaS 2.0

SaaS 1.0 was built for the desktop; SaaS 2.0 and the next generation of applications will be rebuilt mobile-first.

Smart Data

Era of Big Data is over, next wave is delivering intelligent and actionable insight driven by core algorithms and enabled by innovations in A.I., processing, & storage.

Institutional Seed

we prefer to be the first institutional investor in a company, helping product-driven engineering teams build market leading technology companies.

Back to Basics

boldstart is purpose-built to help founders realize product market fit and then raise series A financing; we call it "nail it, then scale it".

Fund Dynamics

Our average [first] investment ranges from $400 to $750k where we both lead and participate. We are also life-cycle investors and reserve significant capital for follow-on investments in existing portfolio companies.

We match our founders' intensity, passion, and commitment. We move fast when we find a team we like focused on exciting (huge) markets. We value cadence and doing what is agreed upon.

Our support often begins well before a check is written to a team. We play long ball and seek to build multi company relationships with our founders throughout their career.

Face to face is preferred (virtually or in person), our office is always is open and regularly surrounded with entrepreneurs. In fact, several of our companies have started while sitting next to us in our office.

Our mission is to support teams that are building huge companies and our job is to return profit to our LPs and then to seed the next generation of founders, again.

 meet our portfolio companies

portfolio companies

Beautiful BYOD

partnered 2010 (seed), acq. by Google 2014

security risk benchmarking

partnered 2013 (seed)

CoBrowsing as a Service

partnered 2011 (seed), acq. by Salesforce 2012

Shared Inboxes, for Teams

partnered 2014 (seed)

SaaS vs. on Prem = Solved

partnered 2014 (seed)

for Gmail

partnered 2010 (seed), acq. by LinkedIn 2012

all-cellular enterprise phone system

partnered 2013 (seed)


see all companies

meet the team

meet the team

we love what we do and have over 30 years of combined experience

Ed Sim

Founding Partner

Eliot Durbin

General Partner

Jeff Leventhal

Venture Partner

Andrew Toy

Product Director, Android for Work
Cofounder & CEO, Divide (Google)

Guy Podjarny

Founder, Snyk
CTO, Akamai & coFounder, Blaze

Bernardo de Albergaria

VP & GM Collaboration, Atlassian
VP & GM, SaaS, Citrix

Dimitri Sirota

Founder, Big ID; SVP Security & API business units Computer Associates

Jim Pitkow

CTO, Metabiota

Todd Papaioannou

CTO, Splunk
Yahoo, Greenplum

Rahul Vohra

Cofounder, Superhuman
Fofounder Rapportive, (Linkedin)

Matt Nordby

President, Playboy Enterprises
Greenplum EMC, Sun Microsystems

Mike Weider

CEO, Clearwater Clinical
cofounder Blaze, Watchfire (IBM)

Marc Brown

Global Head of M&A, Corp. Dev., & Strategic Investments, Microsoft

Vince Beese

CRO, True Fit and SVP Enterprise Sales SugarCRM, Experian CheetahMail

Martin Brodbeck

CTO, SterlingBackcheck
CTO Pearson, Diageo, & Pfizer.

Frederic Garroy

Partner at Faktory, SVP & Founder Sodyo, SVP Americas EVS

Justin Wohlstadter

Founder, Wonder
Divide, Boldstart, Penny Black
30 Irving Place, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003

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Contact Info

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  • +1 046 244 3912

  • mail@london.com

  • 350 Fourth Avenue, 34th floor
    New York, USA

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