Ed Sim

Founder and General Partner

Ed is founder of boldstart ventures, an enterprise seed fund which has invested in over 50 startups in enterprise infrastructure. He loves to work with engineering driven founders with a laser sharp focus on product. Ed is also a cofounder of hyperfab, a growth lab for enterprise blockchain in partnership with IBM.

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.  - Wayne Gretzky

Current investment focus includes Cloud Native Infrastructure, Intelligent Automation, and cybersecurity. Over 20 yrs has led many seed and first rounds and helped a number of entrepreneurs successfully scale from seed to market leader including big data pioneer Greenplum (sold to EMC, now Pivotal), LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN), GoToMeeting (acq. by Citrix), Divide (sold to Google), GoInstant (sold to Salesforce.com), Blaze.io (sold to Akamai), and many others. Ed is currently on the boards of Kustomer, Hypr Biometric, Snyk, BigID, and Manifold. Founded BOLDstart Ventures and co-founded Dawntreader Ventures. Active blogger since 2003 at beyondvc. Ed has a BA in Economics from Harvard.