Boris Wertz

Boris Wertz is one of the top tech early-stage investors in North America and the founding partner of Version One.  He is also a board partner with Andreessen Horowitz.

Before becoming an investor, Boris was the Chief Operating Officer of which sold to Amazon in 2008. He was responsible for marketing, business development, product, customer service and international operations – leading a team of 60 people. This deep operational experience helps him guide other entrepreneurs to start, build and scale companies.

Boris finished his PhD at the Graduate School of Management (WHU), Koblenz, majoring in Business Economics & Business Management. In 2005, he was named the Pacific Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year.


Articles by Boris Wertz

A Canadian Venture Capitalist's Top Predictions for 2015
The Best Way to Keep Founders Around After an Acquisition
What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Financing Right Now
The Rise of the Female Founder
Open Government Data is a Massive Opportunity Nobody Has Unlocked Yet
Yes, VCs and Angels Should Use Every Single Product They're Investing In
Here are Five Things That Make an Investor Great
Three Tech Trends to Watch in 2014
A Canadian Venture Capitalist's Take on the Bitcoin and Its Wildly Uncertain Future
Being Canadian Might Just be the Best Way to Break into Silicon Valley
Canada - The Land of SaaS?
ALL IN is not a wise strategy
After Angelgate, a good moment to go back to the basics
How to become a (successful) angel investor
What GROW means for the Vancouver tech community
What kind of company can you build outside of the Valley?
Why Demand Media (and similar models) will succeed
The Challenge for Canadian VC’s
How the government can help build the tech sector
Why these tough times are good for Canadian Start-ups
Boris Wertz