Ed Sim is founder of BOLDstart Ventures (http://boldstart.vc) and co-founder of Dawntreader Ventures. Mr. Sim has over 16 years of venture capital experience having led seed and first round investments in a number of high profile Internet and software companies creating over $2.5 billion of market value. Some of these market leading enterprises include Greenplum (sold to EMC), GoToMyPC (sold to Citrix and now Citrix Online), 24/7 Media (public and then sold to WPP Group), Answers.com (Nasdaq: ANSW), LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN), Gizmo5 (sold to Google), Moreover Technologies (sold to Verisign), Flashbase (sold to Doubleclick), Fotolog (sold to HiMedia), Rapportive (sold to LinkedIn), Blaze.io (sold to Akamai), and GoInstant (sold to Salesforce.com). Mr. Sim specializes in first round investments in mobile first, socially layered apps and infrastructure, and big data/cloud startups. He also authors a well-known blog on venture capital and technology at www.beyondvc.com and is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal and other high profile publications. He started his venture capital career in 1996 with Prospect Street Ventures and subsequently co-founded Dawntreader Ventures in 1998 and founded BOLDstart Ventures in 2010.