Join us Sept 23 2014 from 6:00pm-8:30pm with Boris Wertz in Toronto, a fireside interview.
Presented by Startup Management and hosted at OneEleven
Boris Wertz is one of the top tech early-stage investors in North-America and the founding partner of version one ventures. His portfolio encompasses over 50 early-stage consumer internet and enterprise companies, including Clio, Edmodo, Flurry, Frank & Oak, Indiegogo, Julep, Top Hat,Unbounce, and Wattpad. 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.
William Mougayar, founder of Startup Management will interview Boris on stage, and there will be an extensive Q&A period where anyone in the audience can do a 1 minute pitch to Boris. We will talk about the Canadian tech startups landscape, raising money in the early / pre-A stages, strategies for growing and scaling your startup, the current funding environment, how to get a follow-on investment from VCs, how to get US investors to take notice, and anything you’ll be asking him. This will be a high-caliber networking event, not to be missed by if you are involved in a tech startup or tech ecosystem.
OneEleven, 111 Richmond Street West, 5th Floor, Toronto. OneEleven is Toronto’s newest accelerator. It’s your chance to visit the new 15,000 square feet facility, dedicated to accelerating the commercialization of cutting edge research and development for the economic prosperity of the region.
This event is organized by Startup Management and hosted at OneEleven. Startup Management doesn’t make any money from this event. All proceeds from ticket sales are used to pay for the event’s organization and logistics, with the aim of providing a top quality experience to attendees.