Your Partner from Inception.
For Developer First, Infra & SaaS Founders.
Before you build your team, before you write your first line of code, before you even take your first check—that’s when boldstart gets to work. We collaborate with technical founders well before company creation, lead pre-product rounds at inception, and rally our developer-first and SaaS network to help turn bold ideas into category-creating iconic companies.
20VC: The Three Types of Seed Rounds (aka “Inception Rounds”), Why Seed Has Never Been More Competitive… »
Inception Investing: the new race to be first in Venture… and Pre-Seed ain’t first any more »
Protect AI raises $35M to build a suite of AI-defending tools »
Ed Sim got into VC by answering a newspaper ad. Today he’s the industry’s No. 1 seed investor (Insider). »
The Midas Seed List 2023: Ed + boldstart #9 in annual ranking of top 25 seed investors worldwide »
Dope Security nabs $16M led by GV to build out secure web gateways designed to work on endpoints, not in the cloud »
Congrats Ed! Midas Seed List 2023: The Earliest Venture Capital Backers In Today’s Tech Icons (Forbes) »
Crypto security startup Hypernative raises $9M to help prevent web3 cyber attacks (TechCrunch) »
AtomicJar raises $25M Series A, opens public beta of Testcontainers Cloud (TechCrunch) »
boldstart 2022 recap: +11 new teams, >$750M raised across portfolio… »
Cybersecurity startup Protect AI launches with $13.5 million in funding »
There’s not just one playbook.
Getting from idea to Series A is a tangled path. There’s no prescription. You need a true believer in what you are doing, to help you figure out what’s next and be with you when it’s hard to see the path ahead. That’s what boldstart does, and we’ve done it repeatedly for more than 10 years now.