Boris Mann getting off the roller coaster
In late 2007, Boris Mann and I both had the same idea on how to build a world class seed acceleration model built by founders for founders. In January 2008, we officially founded Bootup Labs together.
We then spent the following 6 months working to transition ourselves out of our current projects, so that we could dedicate all of our time to constructing the ultimate program to build and grow web startups. I know I can speak for Boris when I say that we are very proud of what we have accomplished together over the past 2 years.
After 2 years of this crazy roller coaster ride, Boris Mann has decided to move on to pursue other opportunities. But he isn’t going very far. We will still see him around the office on Wednesdays, and he is dedicated to continue to work with our portfolio.
Yesterday we tried to throw him a surprise party, but who were we kidding? There’s no way to surprise him with anything. So we just got everyone together to share some stories and celebrate his time here.
Boris, from me to you: Thank you, and good luck!
Unrelated, Leonard Brody has been a long time friend and believer in Bootup Labs. He is already an investor, and today he will be stepping up his involvement by working with the Bootup Labs Board of Directors and portfoilo companies on a regular basis. Leonard brings extensive operating experience coupled with the ability to make taking startups from concept to acquisition look easy. You can read more about Leonard in this month’s issue of BC Business Magazine.
NOTE: For those who don’t know us very well, yes it’s true, we do work with two Boris’es. Together, we call them “The Bori” As a reminder: Mann is a co-founder, and Wertz was recently appointed to the Board.