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.
Natalie has 17 years of work experience ranging from building and scaling orgs in three hyper-growth tech startups (B2C and B2B) to building and owning people operations end-to-end (HR, Talent Acquisition, Employee Experience/Culture, L&D, Facilities) in Fintech, Martech, 3D Printing and I-Banking.