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Ed Sim

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

New York VC, seed, enterprise, mobile, huge network effects - love working with founders with a laser sharp focus on product

New York VC, seed, enterprise, mobile, huge network effects - love working with founders with a laser sharp focus on product

3 vouches

Involved In


BOLDstart Ventures


BOLDstart Ventures


Investor Front App October 2014 - present
Investor August 2014 - present
Investor WemoLab July 2014 - present
Investor TapFwd July 2014 - present
Investor Robin July 2014 - present
Investor SocialRank May 2014 - present
Investor ChangeTip May 2014 - present
Investor Dunwello January 2014 - present
Investor Klipfolio January 2014 - present
Investor Crew December 2013 - present
Investor Yhat, Inc. October 2013 - present
Investor Truly Wireless July 2013 - present
Investor Coherent Path July 2013 - present
Investor Zillabyte May 2013 - present
Investor January 2013 - present
Investor Handshake Corp. December 2012 - present
Investor Plain Vanilla Productions August 2012 - present
Investor Karma Mobility, Inc. May 2012 - present
Investor RJMetrics January 2012 - present
Investor LocalResponse December 2010 - present
Investor October 2010 - present
Investor Yipit July 2010 - present
Founder and Managing Partner BOLDstart Ventures May 2010 - present
Investor PlayHaven May 2010 - present
Investor Divide (formerly Enterproid) October 2010 - July 2014
Managing Director Dawntreader Ventures May 1998 - December 2012
Investor March 2011 - October 2012
Investor Rapportive May 2010 - October 2012
Investor GoInstant July 2011 - August 2012
Investor doodledeals December 2010 - July 2012
Investor StatusNet August 2010 - July 2012
Investor Thinknear by Telenav July 2011 - March 2012
Board Member August 1999 - October 2009
VP Prospect Street Ventures May 1996 - May 1998
Investment Analyst JP Morgan Investment Management July 1994 - May 1996
Sr. Investment Analyst Equitable Real Estate July 1993 - July 1994


Harvard University Economics 1989 - 1993

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Virtual Reality

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

built 3 venture funds, seed funded/led first rounds in SaaS pioneers Liveperson (nasdaq: LPSN), and GoToMeeting (sold to Citrix) and big data startup Greenplum (sold to EMC)

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Matt Lauzon
They're my investor  •  co-founder, Dunwello and founder/chairman, Gemvara.
Ed is a great early stage investor and advisor. He has added value from the first week he invested and is always accessible if there's somet ... hing I need his help with.
Erol Toker
They're my investor  •  Founder & CEO, Truly Wireless. Previously Business Product Manager, Google. University of Pennsylvania grad.
1) Ed is a seasoned investor. He is incredibly well connected in the venture and entrepreneurial communities 2) Ed is incredibly hands on ... with his investments, so he really understands the challenges of entrepreneurship and product development 3) Ed is one of the leading seed stage investors in NYC
Eli Portnoy
They're my investor  •  GM of Thinknear by Telenav, Telenav and Contributor, Harvard Business School grad. University of Pennsylvania grad.
Ed is a seasoned pro who gives great advice, understands how to help entrepreneurs, and knows the right balance of pro-actively assisting wi ... thout slowing founders down. Highly recommend working with him.

Matt Lauzon
co-founder, Dunwello and founder/chairman, Gemvara.
Matt is a great entrepreneur because he not only thinks big but also knows how to translate that vision into building killer product. Matt ... is also constantly evolving his product and his company and I have enjoyed working with him.