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BoldStart Ventures

BoldStart Ventures

BOLDstart Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in providing seed, startup, and early stage investments.

Company Overview

BOLDstart Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in providing seed, startup, and early stage investments. The firm provides micro-venture capital funding. It seeks to invest in companies in technology, Internet, enterprise software and services, mobile, software-as-a-service, smart data and cloud computing markets. The firm typically invests between $ 0.5 million and $ 1 million. The firm typically invests $ 0.25 million to $ 0.3 million in seed rounds and another $ 0.3 million to $ 0.5 million in Series A deals. BOLDstart Ventures was founded in 2010 and is based in New York, New York with an additional office in New York.

History

BOLDstart Ventures is a New York-based, micro-VC fund that seeks to partner with and provide seed funding to bold entrepreneurs in the Internet, mobile, and cloud computing markets. BoldStart was founded in 2010 and is based in New York. The founding members are Dward G. Sim (Managing Partner, Founding Partner, General Partner & Founder) Eliot Durbin (Managing Partner & General Partner), Jeffrey P. Leventhal (Venture Partner), Andrew Toy (Advisor) and Guy Podjarny (Advisor).



BoldStart Ventures has funded over 60 enterprise startups, for example, BigID, Security Scorecard, snyk.io, Kustomer, Divide (sold to Google), Goinstant (sold to Salesforce), blaze.io (sold to Akamai), and Rapportive (sold to LinkedIn). BoldStart has partnered with Fortune 500 CIOs, CTOs, and CISOs.



They connect company executives and enterprise-focused companies. BoldStart collaborates with senior Fortune 500 executives about their technology priorities and attempts to help identify startup partners to serve those goals. These partnerships are intended to enable enterprises to test, iterate, and implement emerging software.

Investments

Boldstart Ventures has made 90 investments. One investment was on Feb 14, 2019, when they invested $13.5M in Pinpoint.The firm has raised a total of $105.6M across 4 funds, their latest being Boldstart Ventures IV. This fund was announced on Sep 21, 2018, and raised a total of $40.7M.They partner with and provide seed funding to entrepreneurs in the Internet, mobile, and cloud computing markets.

Timeline

February 14, 2019

Their most recent investment was on Feb 14, 2019, when they invested $13.5M in Pinpoint.

September 21, 2018

This fund was announced on Sep 21, 2018 and raised a total of $40.7M.

Associated investment funds

3 Results
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Investment Fund
Parent investment firm
Parent investment firm
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Total offering (USD)
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Funded Companies

3 Results
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Company
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Description
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Catalytic, a powerful automation cloud, frees employees to focus energies on meaningful work by improving recurring business processes.
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Andrew Toy

Advisor



Bernardo de Albergaria

Advisor



Bradford Oberwager

Investor



Darren Craft

Investor



Dr. J.R. Reagan

Advisor



Edward G. Sim

Managing Partner, Founding Partner, General Partner & Founder



Eliot Durbin

Managing Partner & General Partner



Greg Colella

Employee



Guy Podjarny

Advisor



Jeffrey P. Leventhal

Venture Partner



Max Kayen

Employee



Michael Weider

Advisor



Mortimer Sackler

Investor



Rahim Fazal

Advisor



Rahul Vohra

Advisor



Ryan Craft

Investor



Sean Chou

Investor



Vince Beese

Investor



Zachary Aarons

Investor



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Boldstart Ventures locks down $47 million for fund three

Connie Loizos

Web



Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

E12: Boldstart Ed Sim: 20yrs& 50+ enterprise, father fled N.Korea, NYC deep tech, being 1st $ in

Dec 17, 2017

March 2013 NY Enterprise Technology Meetup - fireside chat with VC Ed Sim

Mar 14, 2013

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

AskWonder







BidID







Blaze







BlockDaemon







Catalytic







ChangeTip







Clay







Coherent Path







Dark







Divide







Dropout Labs







Emissary







Fortress







Front







GoInstant







GoTOMeeting







Greenplum







Handshake







HYPR







Init.Ai







IOpipe







Jyve







Klipfolio







Kustomer







LivePerson







References