Ed Sim

Ed Sim

Founder and General Partner

If you ain’t first you’re last.

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Ed is the founder of boldstart, a day one partner and true believer 🙏 for developer first, crypto infra and SaaS founders. He loves ❤️ working with engineering driven founders with bold ideas and laser-sharp focus on product well before writing their first line of code.

Ed has been in the trenches with Snyk, Blockdaemon, Kustomer (sold to Meta), BigID, Superhuman (and so many more) from day one. Other notables where Ed is actively involved on the board as director or observer include Common Paper, Env0, Jit Security, Slim, Dooly, and Spectro Cloud. Ed also co-founded MState in 2017, an enterprise blockchain lab in partnership with IBM, where seed investments include Fireblocks and Amberdata.  He is a true partner 💪 from day one – helping bold founders start, scale, exit 🚀 and have fun along the way.

Prior to boldstart, Ed was a co-founder of Dawntreader Ventures where he led day one investments in Greenplum (sold to EMC, Pivotal – IPO), GoToMeeting (sold to Citrix), and LivePerson (IPO). Previous to that, he worked at JP Morgan where he learned how to code and build quantiative trading models.  Ed’s first job while in college was learning the art of true sales as a representative for Cutco Knives where he sold many a Homemaker + 8. Ed graduated from Harvard College and was a four-year letterman on the men’s lacrosse team.

Fun facts:

Favorite food: Mexican food, breakfast burritos
Favorite arcade game: Donkey Kong Jr., Galaga
Favorite cartoon character: Underdog
Favorite music: Numb/Encore – Linkin Park & Jay Z
Favorite emoji: fire 🔥 muscle 💪 punch 👊 astonishment 😲, but admit there isn’t an emoji I don’t love.