Ed Sim

Founder and General Partner

Ed is founder of boldstart ventures, an NYC-based, day one partner and true believer for enterprise infrastructure and SaaS founders. boldstart is a lead investor and partners with Fortune 500 CIOs, CTOs, CISOs to accelerate time to market.

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

He loves to work with engineering driven founders with a laser-sharp focus on product. Enduring themes and investment focus include Cloud Native Infrastructure, SaaS, Intelligent Automation, and cyber security. Over 24 yrs has seeded and helped scale a number of enterprise startups to exit including big data pioneer Greenplum (acq. EMC/now Pivotal), LivePerson (IPO), GoToMeeting (acq. Citrix), Divide (acq. Google), GoInstant (acq. Salesforce), Blaze (acq/ Akamai), and many others.  Notable first check investments include Snyk, Kustomer, BigID, Superhuman, Security Scorecard, Front, and FortressIQ. Previously co-founded Dawntreader Ventures. Ed has a BA in Economics from Harvard.