Day One Partner.
For Developer First, Crypto 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.
The Midas Seed List 2022 – Ed repping boldstart at #10 in its first annual ranking of top 25 seed investors worldwide »
Congrats Ed! The Midas Brink List: Meet Venture Capital’s Rising Stars for 2022 »
Spectro Cloud Locks In $40M Series B – Investors Still See Potential In Kubernetes »
Liveblocks grabs $5 million for its real-time collaboration API »
Building Liquid Staking for Institutional DeFi & Strategic Investment from Blockdaemon & boldstart ventures »
Contracts as APIs — closing enterprise deals at the speed of SaaS, Welcome Common Paper to boldstart »
Crypto Infrastructure Firm Blockdaemon Raises $207M at $3.25B Valuation »
Console.dev podcast: Devtools investing, with Ed Sim – S02E05 »
Slim.AI lands $31M funding round to automate security best practices in container app development »
From Idea to Product, Getting Your Technical Startup Off The Ground: Eliot Durbin + Google Cloud »
boldstart 2021 recap & what’s 🔥 in enterprise 2022 »
💪🏼 boldstart is seed firm w/ highest % of 🦄 »
Ed on Venture Unlocked Podcast on Day One investing + early days at boldstart »
Investing In Open-Source Projects: Here’s What VCs Are Looking For (crunchbase news) »
What Do VCs Look for in PLG/Dev First Founders with Ed Sim? BUILD podcast »
Snyk raises $530M at $8.5B valuation reflecting market shift to developer security »
Jit emerges out of stealth to bring minimal viable security to developers »
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.