Eight years after raising a $1.5 million proof-of-concept fund, Boldstart Ventures, a New York-based venture firm whose portfolio companies have been enjoying some serious momentum lately, just closed two new funds with $157 million in capital commitments.
One fund is a $112 million seed- and early-stage vehicle– the fourth of its kind. Boldstart also raised an opportunity fund for the first time to continue funding its best-performing startups. It was closed with $45 million in commitments from investors.
We talked late last week with cofounder Ed Sim yesterday about the small firm, which also includes cofounder Eliot Durbin; Jeffrey Leventhal, a partner who was previously a venture partner; Shomik Ghosh, who is joining the firm as a principal from a role as a senior associate