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What Got You There: #219 Ed Sim- Courage, Conviction and Venture Capital with Boldstart Ventures Founder

  • First Check, Fundraising
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  • 11.07.2020

Key Takeaways 

Ed Sim’s values of courage and conviction have been instilled in him from his immigrant parents. Their journey escaping North Korea and pursuing the American dream have set the stage for Ed’s work ethic. 

“That’s courage and conviction, unlike any you could ever imagine. Then I think just from that like I can’t be afraid, I have to take risks” 

While attending Harvard and playing lacrosse for them, Ed’s knowledge and interest in venture capital began. Although he was declined from Harvard Business School, Ed taught himself to code and throughout various roles got to where he is today, founder of BOLDstart Ventures. There’s no questioning that this is what Ed’s passion is. 

“I was just intellectually curious about enterprise software, for whatever reason just fell in love with enterprise software”

Throughout his wildly impressive career, Ed has distilled down what he believes makes a good investor. 

“A good investor knows when to cheer, a good investor also knows when to challenge, and a good investor also knows when to chill”