In the summer of 2012, Boris Wertz proudly announced the launch of Version One Ventures.
Fast-forward a decade and Wertz is celebrating 10 years of venture capital under his brand.
In that time, Version One has grown from a single fund into an entire franchise spanning six different funds, several dozen companies, and a quarter billion dollars in assets under management.
By Version’s launch in 2012, the Vancouver-based entrepreneur-turned-angel had already supported three dozen companies, including exits to titans like Google, Twitter, and Salesforce.
Version One, initially bootstrapped by Wertz, was a natural progression for him.
Wertz, also a crypto-philanthropist, said in an online statement that he feels “endless gratitude for reaching this milestone” and thanked everyone who has “contributed to the journey.”
The VC noted that after a decade of full-time investing, he has gained much clarity in the field. Even so, he admits that early-stage investing remains “very, very hard.”
“We wouldn’t want it any other way,” Wertz says.
Once solo, today Wertz has much help from his team, including General Partner Angela Tran (pictured).