BOLDstart Ventures

We’re thematic investors in technology startups based in New York City with over 30 years of combined venture experience, focused on enterprise.

We prefer to be the first institutional investor in a company, helping product-driven engineering teams build market leading technology companies.

Boldstart is purpose-built to help founders realize product market fit and then raise series A financing; we call it "nail it, then scale it".

Our average [first] investment ranges from $400 to $750k where we both lead and participate. We are also life-cycle investors and reserve significant capital for follow-on investments in existing portfolio companies.

HQNew York, NY, US
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
BOLDstart Ventures was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New York, NY, US
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Key People/Management at BOLDstart Ventures

Ed Sim

Ed Sim

Founder and General Partner
Eliot Durbin

Eliot Durbin

General Partner
Ellen Chisa

Ellen Chisa

Founder in Residence
Jennifer Moy

Jennifer Moy

Chief Operating Officer
Natalie Ledbetter

Natalie Ledbetter

Head of People and Platform
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BOLDstart Ventures Office Locations

BOLDstart Ventures has an office in New York
New York, NY, US (HQ)
30 E 23rd St 5th Fl
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BOLDstart Ventures News and Updates

CodeSee Secures $3M in Seed Funding Co-Led By Boldstart Ventures and Uncork Capital to Help Developers Master the Understanding of Code

Company Offers First Ever Platform to Help Development Teams Visually Understand Complex Codebases Company Offers First Ever Platform to Help Development Teams Visually Understand Complex Codebases

Boldstart Ventures gets bigger thanks to Kustomer and other early bets on technical founders

Boldstart Ventures, a New York-based firm that started with a $1 million proof-of-concept fund in 2010, has just closed on $155 million in capital commitments for its fifth flagship fund and $75 million for its second opportunity fund, a vehicle meant to support breakout startups in its portfolio. G…

Boldstart Ventures collects over $88 mln for fourth fund

Boldstart Ventures has raised over $88 million for its fourth fund, according to an SEC filing. The target is $100 million. New York City-based Boldstart invests in enterprise software.

BOLDstart Ventures Online and Social Media Presence

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BOLDstart Ventures Blogs

The Midas Seed List 2022 – Ed repping boldstart at #10 in its first annual ranking of top 25 seed investors worldwide

EDITED BY REBECCA SZKUTAK AND ALEX KONRAD APRIL 14, 2022, 10:00AM Catch a fast-growing tech company early enough as an investor, and even a late-stage funding pullback — not to mention a less than desirable exit environment — can’t slow you down. But with new multi-billion-dollar funds in the mix, a…

Congrats Ed! The Midas Brink List: Meet Venture Capital’s Rising Stars for 2022

In conjunction with the annual Midas List, TrueBridge and Forbes partnered again this year to publish the Brink List highlighting talented, emerging investors making a name for themselves in the increasingly competitive world of venture capital. Nominees are evaluated based on qualitative and quanti…

Spectro Cloud Locks In $40M Series B – Investors Still See Potential In Kubernetes

Santa Clara, California-based Spectro Cloud closed a $40 million Series B led by Stripes, as the company looks to help companies build on the open-source Kubernetes platform. The round also included participation from Sierra Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, WestWave Capital, T-Mobile Ventures, The Synd…

Building Liquid Staking for Institutional DeFi & Strategic Investment from Blockdaemon & boldstart ventures

The new solution is targeted at financial institutions and big tech companies with strict compliance requirements who nevertheless are seeking exposure to yields offered by staking Ethereum & utilizing staked capital in DeFi. A range of institutional customers have already expressed interest in …

Contracts as APIs — closing enterprise deals at the speed of SaaS, Welcome Common Paper to boldstart

In the world of open source, product led growth, and SaaS, acquiring users and early paying customers is solved. However, what happens when individual users turn into teams and eventually enterprise wide deals? This is where things slow down to a crawl as legal contracts and MSAs are sent back and f…

boldstart 2021 recap & what’s 🔥 in enterprise 2022

2021 Recap Sending 🥳 and 🤗 from the boldstart team at the end of a challenging 2021. With COVID raging at the beginning and end of the year, it is all the more amazing what our portfolio companies have accomplished the last twelve months. We are truly 🙏🏼 to our founders, limited partners, co-inv…
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BOLDstart Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was BOLDstart Ventures founded?

    BOLDstart Ventures was founded in 2010.

  • Who are BOLDstart Ventures key executives?

    BOLDstart Ventures's key executives are Ed Sim, Eliot Durbin and Ellen Chisa.

  • Where is BOLDstart Ventures headquarters?

    BOLDstart Ventures headquarters is located at 30 E 23rd St 5th Fl, New York.

  • Where are BOLDstart Ventures offices?

    BOLDstart Ventures has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does BOLDstart Ventures have?

    BOLDstart Ventures has 1 office.