Founders, Friends, and Family:
Happy New Year! We are excited about what’s ahead in 2018 and please read on for our annual 2018 enterprise forecast
and a quick recap of boldstart in 2017.
Jumping right in, Ed joined Jason on This Week in Startups
last month to discuss boldstart’s first check model and opportunities in the enterprise market. Also checkout his panel @ AWS loft
sharing thoughts on the year ahead.
On the portfolio company side, two of our NYC-based security companies raised new, follow on rounds of funding. Security Scorecard announced their $27.5mm Series C from Nokia Growth, GV, Sequoia, Evolution Equity, and boldstart. Hypr added an additional $2mm to its Series A round with Mastercard joining as a strategic with lead investor RRE. Our third NYC security co, BigID
was named a Top 10 Hot Company by Forrester in data privacy and security.MState.io
(formerly known as Hyperfab) also officially launched
. We brought on seasoned operator Rob Bailey as CEO (former COO Kustomer and CEO Datasift) and co-founder and are excited to welcome our first class. As part of this effort to accelerate adoption of the blockchain in the enterprise, we partnered with IBM, an enterprise leader in blockchain, and Comcast Ventures.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership, we are excited about the year ahead.