Core Team

Nicolai Wadstrom

Nicolai Wadstrom

Founder, CEO

Coding since 10 y/o. Founder, CEO, CTO. Advisor, Parallel Entrepreneur, Operator, Angel Investors.

Nicolai Wadstrom, a serial entrepreneur turned parallel entrepreneur as the founder of BootstrapLabs, a Venture Building Company based in Silicon Valley. Nicolai advises all portfolio startups in their day to day operations, connecting founders with industry experts, advisors and investors to increase their likelihood of success, assisting with product design and development, positioning, go-to-market strategy and implementation, partnerships and fundraising.

Multiple time Startup CEO, CTO. Raised capital from Angels, Private Equity, Investment Banks and VC’s. Angel investor and adviser to Internet, Software, Mobile and Digital Media startups in Europe and Silicon Valley, including BootstrapLabs portfolio companies such as Prezi, Zerply, Audiodraft and Witsbits.

Nicolai has been writing code since he was 10 years old, and still speaks Java fluently. He is very focused on product and technology development within the Machine Learning, Big Data, Analytics, Internet, Mobile and Software/Cloud sectors. Nicolai is a frequent guest speaker, mentor and judge at Universities and Conferences in the US and Europe.

Benjamin Levy

Benjamin Levy

Co-Founder

AI eats Software believer, Tech Investor, Startup Builder, Biz Dev, Funding, M&A Expert, Windsurfer, Snowboarder, Husband & Father.

Ben is a Co-Founder of BootstrapLabs, a Venture Building Company that invests capital, experience and skills into disruptive AI software companies and helps their founders build global from Silicon Valley.

Born in France and living in Silicon Valley for the past 17 years, Ben is a repeat entrepreneur who launched, built and exited two startups in the financial technology space. One was sold to Mergent and the other to SecondMarket, now part of NASDAQ.

Ben helped founders raise over $300M of capital from Venture Capitalists and Private Equity Investors and closed $5B worth of technology M&A transactions as an investment banker earlier in his career. He is also a frequent speaker on innovation, investing, technology, entrepreneurship and globalization in the US, Europe and Asia.

Luigi Congedo

Luigi Congedo

Principal

Work with portfolio companies, advise founders, vets deal-flow and supports BootstrapLabs with international relations and investments.

Mark Mavroudis

Mark Mavroudis

Operations

Manages strategic and operational functions for BootstrapLabs. Ensures things gets done on time, on budget, with the right resources.

Magnus Bergman

Magnus Bergman

Venture Investment Partner - Europe

Serial entrepreneur turned successful angel investor (@Prezi, @TrueCaller, etc). Discovering and supporting exciting AI Software companies with BootstrapLabs.

Success Team

James F. Blom

James F. Blom

Global Venture Partner - BootstrapLabs
Arnulf Graf, PhD

Arnulf Graf, PhD

Global Venture Partner - AI & Data Science
Bernard Slede

Bernard Slede

Global Venture Partner - B2B / Enterprise / IP
Mark Strehlow

Mark Strehlow

Global Venture Partner - UX/UI, Behavourial Hacking
Russ Lebovitz

Russ Lebovitz

Global Venture Partner - ehealth, Machine learning and Image Recognition
Ari Valtanen

Ari Valtanen

Global Venture Partner - DB, Infra., Virtualization

Sam Rawstorne

Sam Rawstorne

Expert in Residence - Talent Acquisition & Culture
Joe Sanchis

Joe Sanchis

Expert in Residence - Growth Hacking & Biz Dev
Marianna Yanike

Marianna Yanike

Expert in Residence - Analytics, Behavior Sc.
James Arnold, PhD

James Arnold, PhD

Expert in Residence - AI, Neural Sc., Big Data
Mario Herger, PhD

Mario Herger, PhD

Expert in Residence - Gamification, Intrapreneurship
Tommaso Di Bartolo

Tommaso Di Bartolo

Expert in Residence - B2B, Biz Dev, Marketing
Mike Kyriacou

Mike Kyriacou

Expert in Residence - Biz Model, Lean Product
Ugur Kaner

Ugur Kaner

Expert in Residence - Lean Product, Coding, UX
Micha Benoliel

Micha Benoliel

Expert in Residence - AI/Bot - Communication, VoIP
Jeremy Glassenberg

Jeremy Glassenberg

Expert in Residence - Product Development, API Integrations, Dev community
Paul Cottrell, MBA, PhD

Paul Cottrell, MBA, PhD

Expert in Residence, AI, FinTech