Help a Canadian Angel get recognized by TechCrunch

Posted by Rob Lewis

Today is the last day that TechCrunch is taking nominations for their 2011 Crunchies.

This year's Crunchies are the fifth annual competition and award ceremony recognizing and celebrating the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year. The Crunchies is co-hosted by GigaOm, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch. Best of all, the internet community is invited to choose who wins.

Thanks to Bob Chaworth-Musters of the Angel Forum, Vancouver-based angel investor Boris Wertz might have a shot to be recognized down south in the Angel of the Year Category.

In today's Vancouver Sun tech writer Scott Simpsun rallies readers to help get Wertz shortlisted for the category before nominations close at midnight.

The deadline looms, but Vancouver’s Angel Forum is launching a late push to nominate Boris Wertz, its 2011 BC Angel Investor of the Year, for an award from TechCrunch, North America’s definitive online tech news source.

Bob Chaworth-Musters of Angel Forum sent out an email message late Monday, urging contacts to file online nominations for Wertz as the Tech Crunch’s Angel Investor of the Year award.

Today is the closing day for ‘Crunchie’ nominations, and Chaworth-Musters noted that the award has never gone to a non-U.S. Angel investor.

Wertz, who was part of the senior executive at AbeBooks when it sold to Amazon, has made at least 30 early-state investments in consumer Internet, mobile and service software, is founder and CEO of W Media Ventures and an investor in business accelerator program GrowLab.

Nominations literally take a second - so head over now to support Wertz and be sure to nominate your favorite Canadian startup for Best International Startup while you're there.

Disclosure: Boris Wertz's W Media Ventures is an investor in Techvibes Media Inc.

Company:
W Media Ventures
Website:
http://www.wmediaventures.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

W Media Ventures is a Vancouver-based venture capital firm focusing on Consumer Internet opportunities in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. We are looking for entrepreneurs that want to build remarkable companies in the fields of digital media, e-commerce, social networks or platforms. Having founded and run Internet companies ourselves, we not only understand the space but also the challenges of starting... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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