Entries by BootstrapLabs

Banish the Darkness with Artificial Intelligence

The Need Most everything we do in life requires electricity. Transportation, farming, homes, businesses, computing—they all necessitate the efficient movement of electrons from a power production source to an energy use site¹. Unfortunately, since Thomas Alva Edison first illuminated a Menlo Park street in 1879 – thus banishing the darkness 2 – the  demands humanity […]

Oracle Inspiration Tour 2015: a morning with BootstrapLabs

As part of Oracle OpenWorld 2015 this week, Oracle France organized a 5 day “inspiration” tour of San Francisco/Silicon Valley for about 30 French corporate executives. After visiting some of our friends at LinkedIn, Lending Club, and Uber, the group spent Tuesday morning with BootstrapLabs at our San Francisco offices. Settled in with coffee and pastries, the […]

BootstrapLabs at Innovation Skåne – Advice for Swedish entrepreneurs

Lund, Sweden | Wednesday 21 October 2015 In a room full of entrepreneurs, BootstrapLabs founder Nicolai Wadström shared his thoughts on Silicon Valley unicorns, and the speculation of tech bubbles and overvalued startups. He reminded his audience to focus on value, and the fundamentals of the companies being touted as Unicorns.

Event with Connect Angel Network in Malmo at Minc: Unicorn Factory/Leveraging Silicon Valley

Nicolai Wadstrom, Founder and CEO of BootstrapLabs will share with Swedish entrepreneurs, local angels and the Connect Angel Network and Minc community his journey with BootstrapLabs. Attendees will also receive valuable insights and learn how companies like Prezi scale from a small office in Budapest to a 300+ people company in Silicon Valley. A guaranteed dose of inspiration will […]

BootstrapLabs Holiday Cheers!

Dear Bootstrappers, It has been a terrific  year for BootstrapLabs and no doubt 2015 will be even greater! The quality of our deal-flow is incredible and we are privileged to be in a position to invest in, and work side-by-side with, some of the best entrepreneurs the world has to offer. Prezi’s latest round of […]

What can Emerging (Asian) Leaders learn from the Startup Revolution?

BootstrapLabs spoke to a group of Emerging Leaders Fellow  on technology empowerment, lean governments and late adopters’ opportunities at The Asia Foundation round table last September. With offices in South East Asia and Korea, BootstrapLabs has a a strong pulse on cultural differences, opportunities and challenges in the region, and believes Asia has been and will remain […]

Who needs a Bank anymore? Millennials are asking just that!

BootstrapLabs recently spoke about the danger of Banks becoming irrelevant and shared its thoughts on Globalization, Disruption and the “Future of Money” with 10 Senior Executive from Swiss banks (i.e., BCV, Lombard Odier, Pictet, Julius Baer, NorInvest, Piguet Galland, etc.) during Swissnex ‘Future of Money” Tour. According to the Millennial Disruption Index, Banking is the […]

Dear Corporation…Innovate or Die: Speech to 25 Top CIOs

As a Global Technology Venture Investment Company deeply rooted in Silicon Valley, BootstrapLabs is at the forefront of global innovation trends and shared its observations and wisdom with France Fortune 50 CIOs from Lafarge, Gemalto, EDF, Decathlon, Alcatel-Lucent, Accor, La Poste, SNCF, AirLiquid, etc. that were all invited by Oracle France as part of their […]