Entries by Nicolai Wadstrom

AI is going to change everything

We are on the brink of a major disruption, which we think might be bigger than the industrial revolution. At BootstrapLabs we are focusing heavily on a major shift that is impacting almost every sector: Artificial Intelligence – AI. AI has reached an inflection point, where it can now be applied to quickly drive efficient returns, and in our […]

Applied AI: eHealth & the human genome

At the recent TED conference, Riccardo Sabatini, spoke about the amazing potential from our recent understanding of the entire human genome. He wheeled 175 huge books with over 260 thousand pages, each  filled with A, G, T and Cs, containing the entire DNA of Craig Venter. Predicting (and preventing) health issues. He turned the page and read a sequence […]

Applied AI: DIY self driving car

The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage. Using Artificial Intelligence software and consumer-grade cameras – that have become good enough to allow a clever tinkerer to create a low-cost self-driving system for just about any car. That tinkerer and hacker is George Hotz. The technology he is building represents an […]

The Unicorn Factory: De/Coding and Leveraging Silicon Valley – Event with BootstrapLabs in Stockholm, Sweden

Nicolai Wadstrom, Founder and CEO of BootstrapLabs and Magnus Bergman, Venture Investment Partner at BootstrapLabs will share with Swedish entrepreneurs, local angels and the SUP46 community their journey and best tips on how to become the next unicorn! Attendees will also receive valuable insights and learn how companies like Prezi scale from a small office […]

AngelList Syndicates 1-0-1

As most you know I have been an early supporter of what Naval and his team is doing with AngelList, I think AngelList is disrupting the whole angel and early-stage Venture Capital landscape, and thus we are also an investor in AngelList. Because I get a lot of questions about how AngelList works in general and about […]

Prezi raises $57M growth equity round, BootstrapLabs portfolio follow-on funding pass $90M

Our portfolio company Prezi, that has been eating away at Microsoft’s Powerpoint and Apple’s Keynote market shares for the last few years, is poised to become a far more mainstream product than some might have previously thought. It’s making two major announcements today. The company announced this week on stage at Slush in Helsinki — that it has […]

Innovation is NOT that single break-through idea

Innovations are often thought of something that is coming from a single disruptive or break-through idea. But in reality innovation is more like “ideas having sex” – it is just like the genes that merge to create a new set of genes. Innovation is created through memes that meet and combine into new memes. This […]

BootstrapLabs Welcomes Jeff Hoffman on its Advisory Board

San Francisco, California — Silicon Valley-based BootstrapLabs, a global accelerator for foreign technology startups, today announced that Jeff Hoffman, Founding team member of the Priceline.com group of companies and serial global technology entrepreneur, has joined its Advisory Board. Over the past 2 years, Jeff has spent the majority of his time supporting entrepreneurs and small […]

BootstrapSummit event in San Francisco, with Foxconn executives, SVB and more!

There is definitely a renaissance in the hardware industry and a slew of incubators, accelerators, crowdfunding platforms and large corporates are jumping in to help, connected hardware startups face the additional challenge beyond building software… One big hurdle for the Hardware 2.0 revolution is to build a global supply chain from a 5-person startup to […]

BootstrapLabs around the world

In the past few weeks, the BootstrapLabs team have been speaking at various events around the world, some highlights: Arabnet Digital Summit (Dubai) Benjamin Levy shared the BootstrapLabs story and spoke about how startups in emerging markets are creating grass-roots empowerment for the future of our global economy at Arabnet Digital Summit. Interesting #accelerator panel […]