Ed loves to work with engineering driven founders with a laser sharp focus on product. Early believer in SaaS having led first round investments in todays market leaders like LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN) and GoToMeeting (acq. by Citrix). Over 18 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), 24/7 Media (public and then sold to WPP Group), Answers.com (Nasdaq: ANSW), Gizmo5 (sold to Google), Moreover Technologies (sold to Verisign), Flashbase (sold to Doubleclick), Divide (sold to Google), GoInstant (sold to Salesforce.com), Blaze.io (sold to Akamai), Thinknear (sold to Telenav), and Rapportive (sold to Linkedin). Founded BOLDstart Ventures and co-founded Dawntreader Ventures. Ed has a BA in Economics from Harvard and was a member of the varsity lacrosse team. In his spare time he cherishes spending time with his family and coaching/playing lacrosse. 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.