founder of boldstart ventures, a first check investor for bold founders reinventing the enterprise stack. boldstart is a lead investor and partners with Fortune 500 CIOs, CTOs, CISOs to accelerate time to market. Ed loves to work with engineering driven founders with a laser sharp focus on product. Current investment focus includes Cloud Native Infrastructure, Intelligent Automation, and cybersecurity.
Over 20 yrs has led many seed and first rounds and helped a number of entrepreneurs successfully scale from seed to market leader including big data pioneer Greenplum (sold to EMC, now Pivotal),
LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN), GoToMeeting (acq. by Citrix), Divide (sold to Google), GoInstant (sold to Salesforce.com), Blaze.io (sold to Akamai), and many others.
Ed is currently on the boards of Kustomer, Hypr Biometric, Snyk, BigID, and Manifold. Founded BOLDstart Ventures and co-founded Dawntreader Ventures. Active blogger since 2003 at beyondvc. Ed has a BA in Economics from Harvard.