Founder & Managing Partner, BOLDstart Ventures
Ed Sim has been a prominent force in the venture capital business for over 17 years. With a degree in economics and designation as a CFA, Sim’s success as an investor is no surprise. His professional career began in 1996 at Prospect Street Ventures, where he focused on software and technology investments. Just two years later, Sim co-founded Dawntreader Ventures, which primarily invested in seed and early stage software, Internet and digital media companies. In 2010, Sim founded and is currently the managing partner. His specific fields of interest include SaaS, cloud computing and digital media. Sim is also extremely well-connected, so making an investment partnership with him especially desirable.
Sim has led a number of important and profitable investments, including Greenplum, GoToMyPC, 24/7 Media, Rapportive, Blaze.io, GoInstant, Gizmo5, Moreover Technologies, Flashbase, and Fotolog. All of these enterprises were eventually acquired by larger companies, including Google (Gizmo5) and LinkedIn (Rapportive).
Sim also writes a widely read blog called BeyondVC, where details his own experiences, as well as tips and tricks for others involved in venture capital, entrepreneurship and the business of technology.
Selected Investments/Boards: LocalResponse (now ,), Enteproid, IndieGoGo.com, Yipit, Rapportive, GoToMyPC, 24/7 Media, Fotolog.
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