Marco Börries

Founder & CEO, Enfore

Marco Boerries is a German entrepreneur with a passion for making ideas work. enfore is his fourth start-up and was founded in 2009 as NumberFour AG.

He founded his first company Star Division, inspired by a Silicon Valley school exchange, as a 16-year-old back in 1985. The company created the popular office suite StarOffice and later OpenOffice.org. Star Division was sold to Sun Microsystems in 1999 and Marcostayed on as Vice President.

He started his second company Star Finanz as a joint-venture with the Deutsche Sparkassen Organisation in 1996, to re-invent online banking with StarMoney – that became the leading product in Germany. Marco sold his share in StarFinanz to his joint venture partners in 2001.

Marco started his third company Verdisoft in the summer of 2001 based in Palo Alto, California and Hamburg, Germany. At Verdisoft Marco and his team developed the Connected Life platform for connected devices like computers, smart phones and TVs. Verdisoft was sold to Yahoo in 2005 and Marco stayed on until 2009 - driving Yahoo’s Mobile, Broadband and TV efforts, globally.