Ed Sim, Boldstart Ventures

Founding Partner

Ed Sim Biography

Ed loves to work with engineering driven founders with a laser sharp focus on product. Early believer in SaaS having led first round investments in todays market leaders like LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN) and GoToMeeting (acq. by Citrix).

Over 19 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), 24/7 Media (public and then sold to WPP Group), Divide (sold to Google), GoInstant (sold to Salesforce.com), Blaze.io (sold to Akamai), Thinknear (sold to Telenav), Rapportive (sold to Linkedin), Gizmo5 (sold to Google), Moreover Technologies (sold to Verisign), Flashbase (sold to Doubleclick), and Answers.com (Nasdaq: ANSW). Founded BOLDstart Ventures and co-founded Dawntreader Ventures.

Ed has a BA in Economics from Harvard and was a member of the varsity lacrosse team. 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.