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 and day one partner and true believer 🙏 for developer first and SaaS founders. He loves ❤️ working with engineering driven founders with bold ideas and laser-sharp focus on product.

Over 25 years leading first round investments including big data pioneer Greenplum (acq. EMC/now Pivotal), LivePerson (IPO), GoToMeeting (acq. Citrix), Divide (acq. Google), GoInstant (acq. Salesforce), Blaze (acq/ Akamai), and many others. He is a true partner 💪 from day one – helping bold founders start, scale, exit 🚀 and have fun along the way.

Notable first check investments include Snyk, Kustomer, BigID, Superhuman, Security Scorecard, Front, Harbr Data, and Blockdaemon.

Ed previously co-founded Dawntreader Ventures and worked at JP Morgan where he learned how to code. 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.