Introducing Pankaj Agarwal and Boris Wertz and Forward Security are pleased to announce their partnership to reduce their client’s cyber security risks. Combining’s cyber… is pleased to introduce Pankaj Agarwal and Boris Wertz, who are co-founders, investors and key supporter of our mission to bring better cyber security to small and mid-sized organizations. Pankaj is a serial entrepreneur, founding or co-founding Optimus Information, Enkel, TriNimbus (prior to acquisition by Onica) and an early stage investor and supporter of dozens of successful technology firms. Boris Wertz is the founding partner at Version One Ventures, a BC and Silicon Valley based firm with an investment thesis in companies that leverage data at scale and network effects, with many successful early stage investments.

“Pankaj’s and Boris’ involvement was a key reason I chose to embark on this endeavour” said Michael Argast, co-founder and CEO of “Their expertise, support, wisdom and energy have been key for us early on in our journey and I look forward to continuing this adventure with them at our side.”

Along with Pankaj’s direct involvement, is also pleased to partner with one of his companies, Optimus Information. Optimus has been a key contributor to the innovation of a wide range of technology companies in B.C. and abroad, contributing key talent to help with developing and releasing new products, cloud adoption and software development outsourcing.

“The opportunity to work with Boris and Pankaj, and join an impressive stable of tremendously successful SaaS and technology companies they have invested in previously, was compelling” said Michael Argast, co-founder and CEO of

“While security is a real concern for all, the reality is that many small and medium sized organizations don’t have the resources to have a full-time security expert on staff to monitor security incidents. We’re excited to invest in Kobalt to help address this challenge.” added Boris.

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