Version One Ventures

Founded 2007
Founders Boris Wertz


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Total investments 91
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 76
Rounds per year 6.50
Lead investments 10
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 23
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Mobile
  • E-Commerce
  • SaaS

In 2012 was created Version One Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Vancouver. The venture was found in North America in Canada.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Version One Ventures, startups are often financed by iNovia Capital, Union Square Ventures, Real Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are iNovia Capital, Union Square Ventures, Real Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Union Square Ventures, FLOODGATE, iNovia Capital.

Comparing to the other companies, this Version One Ventures performs on 11 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2017. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 8 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The average startup value when the investment from Version One Ventures is 10-50 millions dollars.

The fund was created by Boris Wertz, Kenneth Chen. We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Outreach, Top Hat, VarageSale. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Consumer, Software. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Developer Platform
Developer Tools
Information Technology
$15M29 Jul 2021 Serbia, Belgrade


$2M28 May 2021 Canada, Vancouver


Artificial Intelligence
Intelligent Systems
Machine Learning
$130M07 May 2021 Canada, Old Toronto


Cloud Data Services
Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud Storage
Data Storage
Information Technology
$2M20 Apr 2021 United States, Boston

Pickle Robot

Artificial Intelligence
Industrial Manufacturing
$5M14 Apr 2021 United States, " United States"}

Dapper Labs

$305M30 Mar 2021 Canada, Vancouver

Patch Technologies

Environmental Consulting
Renewable Energy
$4M24 Feb 2021 United States, San Francisco


Supply Chain Management
$45M23 Feb 2021 United States, San Francisco

Nexus Mutual

Financial Services
$2M16 Feb 2021 United Kingdom, London
Dapper Labs Raises $250M in Funding

– Dapper Labs, Inc. is a Vancouver, BC-based company behind NBA Top Shot and the Flow blockchain.
– The company raised $250M in funding.
– The round was led by Coatue, with participation from existing investors a16z, GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Version One Ventures and new investors including BOND and GIC.
– The new investment will be used to scale and support major additional brand-driven sports, entertainment and music based products coming online and being developed on the Flow blockchain.

Headout raises $12M, plans to hire 150+ people as domestic travel rebounds

– Travel startup Headout raised $12m in funding.
– The round was led by Glade Brook Capital and included participation from returning investors Version One Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, FJ Labs, 500 Startups, Haystack and Ludlow Ventures, and new investors Espresso Capital and Practical VC.
– The company plans to expand into 300 cities, product development and its product, business, marketing and operations teams.
– It plans to hire more than 150 employees around the world and is also looking for opportunities to acqui-hire travel and entertainment startups.


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