WHAT WE DO
We have over 20 years of experience
backing founders building big companies.
We typically make initial seed investments of $200-$300k; focused thematically:
Re-imagined for mobile-first capabilities and interface
SaaS 1.0 was built for the desktop; the next generation needs to built from a mobile-first perspective, contextually-based and UI-driven
"Googlization" of IT
Enterprises run their IT stack like Google
Enterprises want the benefits of a Google-like infrastructure as their own, the ability to rapidly deploy consumer-grade apps at scale, cheaply, easily, and in the cloud
(not big data...)
Ability to predict, act, and or otherwise accomplish more by design.
Era of Big Data is over, next wave is delivering intelligent and actionable insight driven by these innovations in back-end processing and storage
Escape velocity created through viral/social graph
Value of of product/service increases exponentially with each new node added to system
WHO WE ARE
Managing Partner & Founder
Ed Sim is founder of BOLDstart Ventures and co-founder of Dawntreader Ventures. Mr. Sim has over 17 years of venture capital experience having led seed and first round investments in a number of high profile Internet and software companies. Some of these market leading enterprises include Greenplum (sold to EMC), GoToMyPC/GoToMeeting (sold to Citrix and now Citrix Online), 24/7 Media (public and then sold to WPP Group), Answers.com (Nasdaq: ANSW), LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN), Gizmo5 (sold to Google), Moreover Technologies (sold to Verisign), Flashbase (sold to Doubleclick), and Fotolog (sold to HiMedia). He started his venture capital career in 1996 with Prospect Street Ventures and subsequently co-founded Dawntreader Ventures in 1998 and founded BOLDstart Ventures in 2010. Ed has a BA in Economics from Harvard and was a member of the varsity lacrosse team. Follow
Eliot is a General Partner at BOLDstart Ventures. His investments include; SpinBack (acquired by Buddy Media), Look.io (acquired by LivePerson), YieldMo, Anchor Intelligence (sold to Comscore), and Klout also an investor and mentor @ TechStars (NYC) & Amplify.LA. Prior to BOLDstart, Eliot cofounded Penny Black in 2008; a private investment firm. Eliot previously founded Templates.com, an online software retailer that was acquired 2002. He subsequently worked at the Permal Group, a multi-billion dollar global fund of hedge funds (acquired by Legg Mason in 2006). Eliot is a graduate of Georgetown University with post-graduate study at Columbia University. He enjoys surfing and lives downtown, NYC. Follow
Our advisory board is comprised of technical and domain experts that power our diligence and ongoing support.
Connect with Us
Founders, makers, entreprenuers are always welcome.
110 Fifth Ave, 5th Fl; New York, NY 10010
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Ed Sim's keynote @ NY Enterprise Technology Meetup (March)
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