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Boldstart Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Ed Sim


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Total investments 158
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 80
Rounds per year 13.17
Lead investments 17
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 19
Key employees 4
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software
  • Information Technology
  • Cyber Security

Boldstart Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2010. The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The fund was created by Ed Sim. The overall number of key employees were 6.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight REBEL, Indiegogo, Crew. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Analytics, Information Technology.

The top activity for fund was in 2016. This Boldstart Ventures works on 12 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The typical startup value when the investment from Boldstart Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 3 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the Boldstart Ventures, startups are often financed by Plug and Play, New Enterprise Associates, Canaan Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are BoxGroup, Plug and Play, New Enterprise Associates. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Accomplice, Comcast Ventures, Sequoia Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Communications Infrastructure
Video Conferencing
$21M08 Aug 2022 New York, New York, United States


Business Intelligence
Commercial Real Estate
Meeting Software
$30M14 Jul 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


$15M22 Jun 2022 Wilmington, Delaware, United States


Cyber Security
$38M15 Jun 2022 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel


$5M06 Jun 2022 Middletown, Delaware, United States


$30M03 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States


Cyber Security
Identity Management
Network Security
Open Source
$7M28 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Spectro Cloud

Information Technology
$40M23 Mar 2022 San Jose, California, United States


$5M15 Mar 2022 -
Replicated Raises $50M in Series C Funding

– Replicated is a Culver City CA-based provider of solutions for software vendors to operationalize and scale the delivery of their applications into complex enterprise multi-prem environments.
– The company raised $50m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Owl Rock with participation from Lead Edge Capital, Headline, Two Sigma Ventures, Amplify Partners, BoldStart, Ridgeline, and Heavybit.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth and expand into more global markets.

Spectro Cloud Announces $20M Completion of Series A Funding to Unleash Full Potential of Kubernetes in Production Environments with Next-Gen Management Platform

– Spectro Cloud, a next-gen Kubernetes enterprise management platform, announced the completion of its Series A funding round, amounting to $20M.
– The round was led by Stripes, a leading investor in software and consumer products.
– Prior to this current investment round, Spectro Cloud had previously raised $7.5M in seed funding from Sierra Ventures, boldstart ventures, WestWave Capital and Firebolt Ventures, all of which also participated in the current Series A funding round.
– Additional Series A investors include T-Mobile Ventures and Alter Venture Partners.


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