Boris Wertz is presenting at IdeaLab! 2016 on Oct 7, 2016  

Overview

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Primary Role
Founder & General Partner @
Investments
14 Investments in 10 Companies
Born:
June 21, 1973
Gender:
Male
Location:
Vancouver
Website:
http://www.versiononeventures.com
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Person Details

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Boris Wertz is the founder of version one ventures, an early-stage fund that has made over 35 investments in consumer internet, SaaS and mobile companies across North-America. Previously, Boris was the Chief Operating Officer of AbeBooks.com, the world's largest marketplace for new, used and rare and out-of print books which got sold to Amazon in 2008. Boris joined the company in 2002 after JustBooks, the German company he co-founded in 1999, was acquired by AbeBooks.

Boris successfully finished his PhD as well as his graduate studies at the Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU), Koblenz, majoring in Business Economics / Business Management. Current investments include Chloe & Isabel, Edmodo, Flurry, GoInstant (sold to Salesforce), Indiegogo, Indochino, Julep, Sparkbuy (sold to Google), Suite101, Top Hat Monocle, Wattpad and Yapta.

Jobs (2)

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Founder & General Partner

Jul 18, 2012 - Current   (about 4 years)
Past
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Ended
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Oct 31, 2007
Co-Founder and COO

Board & Advisor Roles (3)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jan, 2016$3.5M / Series A
Oct, 2015$5M / Series A
Dec, 2014$4M / Series A
Aug, 2014$4M / Series A
Feb, 2014$4M / Series A
Mar, 2013$13M / Series B
Dec, 2012$500k / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2012$1M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2012undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2011undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2011undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Mar, 2011$4M / Series A
Aug, 2010$200k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2008$1M / AngelPersonal Investment

Education (2)

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Upcoming Event Appearances (1)

IdeaLab! 2016

October 07, 2016 - October 08, 2016

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Burgplatz 2, Vallendar, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Europe's leading student run founders' conference. Every year at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Past Event Appearances (3)

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