Boris Wertz

Founding Partner, Version One Ventures

Boris Wertz is one of the top early-stage tech investors in North-America and the founding partner of
version one ventures. His portfolio encompasses over 60 early-stage consumer internet and enterprise
companies. Boris is also a board partner with Andreessen Horowitz.
Before becoming an investor, 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. At AbeBooks, Boris was primarily responsible for marketing, business
development, product, customer service and international operations and lead a team of about 60
people. This deep operational experience helps Boris to help other entrepreneurs start, build and scale
companies passing on some of the lessons he learned the hard way over 8 start-up years.
He successfully finished his PhD as well as his graduate studies at the Graduate School of Management
(WHU), Koblenz, majoring in Business Economics / Business Management. In 2005, Boris was named the
Pacific Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner. Boris sits on the board of Canada
Learning Code and Science World BC.

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Jeff Harbach

Garry Tan

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Miriam Rivera

Hunter Walk

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Cheryl Cheng

Maryam Haque

Chris Douvos

Ben Einstein

Lisa Edgar

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