Boris Wertz is the founder and general partner at Version One Ventures, an early-stage fund investing in outstanding consumer Internet, SaaS, and mobile entrepreneurs throughout North-America.
He is also co-founder of GrowLab, is a “startup boot camp” for entrepreneurs whose companies will receive up to $25,000 in seed funding, four months of mentorship, free office space, and the opportunity to pitch investors at the end of the program for follow-on funding. The program is accepting applications from entrepreneurs globally and will be based in Vancouver for the first three months, with the fourth month in San Francisco.
Boris formerly worked at Acton Capital Partners and was the founder and CEO of W Media Ventures. He was COO of AbeBooks, an online provider of used, rare, and out-of-print books, and prior to that he was co-founder and managing director of JustBooks, a similar online book service, the largest of its kind in Europe.
He holds a PhD in logistics.