Get social with Urban Metrics!


Fresh from the Urban Metrics blog:

Urban Metrics is a social commerce company from BootstrapLabs’ Silicon Valley Business Lab in California, US.

We are still partly in “stealth” mode but are getting set to get social , or perhaps s.oci.al, with the world within a few months.

Stay tuned for more information via various social media and news feeds.

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Witsbits close funding round with Chalmers Innovation Fund

Gothenburg and Silicon Valley, June 24, 2010

BootstrapLabs company Witsbits® AB, the Scandinavian pioneer in cloud computing solutions for metering and billing of cloud infrastructure today closed a funding round with Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund, a Swedish early stage investment fund.


The Go-Cloud technology is one of the most exciting solutions in the Cloud computing space right now. It enables Internet carriers, Service and Hosting Providers to quickly do metering and billing of cloud infrastructure.” – says Timo Lehes, Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund.

Chalmers Innovation adds both a capital injection that allows us to grow to the next level, and a network of resources to help us move Witsbits further much quicker.” – says Mikael Lirbank, CEO and founder of Witsbits.

The Cloud Hosting Platform Go Cloud™ is a software based Cloud Hosting Platform that turns current infrastructure into a full-blown Public Cloud, including both Storage and Computing. Go Cloud™ enables Internet Carriers and Server Hosting Providers to start selling their capacity through the cloud (electricity) business model. The Go Cloud™ platform provides end-users with access to the hosting providers’ server and Internet capacity in a secure and controlled manner.

Go Cloud™ is a customizable turn-key solution that enables hosting companies to provide their clients with a self-service compute and storage cloud, including billing, high-resolution utilization meters, web-API, management console, and more, from their own premises. All the components required to start selling self-serviced cloud computing are included.

About Witsbits
Witsbits (www.witsbits.com) is a pioneer in cloud computing software solutions. The company is the creator of Go Cloud™, a software suite that quickly turn of-the-shelf servers and infrastructure into a unified compute and storage cloud. It targets Server Hosting Providers and Internet Service Providers who wants to start selling Internet and server capacity in a utility-like fashion – and enable them to “Go Cloud”.

About Chalmers Innovation
Chalmers Innovation is a Swedish investment fund and business incubator that focus on high-tech rapid growth companies. Founded in 1999 by Swedish Chalmers University of Technology, Chalmers Innovation has contributed to the starting of over 90 companies. The succes rate of the incubator is one of the highest in the world with 73 out of 90 companies still in operation. Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund was founded in 2008.

For more information contact:

Nicolai Wadstrom, Witsbits USA, +1 415 935 1469, nicolai@witsbits.com

Timo Lehes, Investment Manager, Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund, +46 702 115 133, timo.lehes@chalmersinnovation.com

Mikael Lirbank, CEO and founder, Witsbits, +46 708 309 588, mikael@witsbits.com

Witsbits® is a registered trademark of Witsbits AB. Go Cloud™ is a trademark of Witsbits AB. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

Serial Entrepreneur Lars Hagelin joins BootstrapLabs

We are excited to announce that today Lars Hagelin, a Swedish serial entrepreneur joins the BootstrapLabs team.

Lars will focus on media and commerce related projects within the BootstrapLabs business lab, and brings over 15 years of experience as entrepreneur, consultant and business angel in the internet, media and interactive gaming industries.

Read more here.

Serial entrepreneur Nils Svangard joins Witsbits

BootstrapLabs company Witsbits, add another serial entrepreneur to its advisory board that also invests an undisclosed sum in the company. Witsbits is the company behind Go Cloud™, a software suite that quickly turn of-the-shelf servers and infrastructure into a unified compute and storage cloud, for Internet service providers. More information follows:

Gothenburg, June 1, 2010. Witsbits® AB, the Scandinavian pioneer in cloud computing solutions for metering and billing of cloud infrastructure, today announce that Nils Svangård, a Swedish serial Entrepreneur invests in Witsbits and joins the Advisory team and the board of directors.

“Witsbits has one of the most promising solutions in the Cloud computing space, that enables big and small Internet carriers, Service Providers and Hosting companies, to quickly and efficiently do metering and billing of cloud computing infrastructure.

What really caught my attention in Witsbits’ Go Cloud Platform is the strong resource metering capabilities with real time usage history. Combined with the strong level of sales automation  makes it a must-have product for hosting firms of today.”

– says Nils Svangård.


“Nils Svangård is a very valuable addition to our team and our investors. His start-up and technical sales experience helps Witsbits to more quickly attract new customers.”
– says Mikael Lirbank, CEO and founder of Witsbits.

About Witsbits

Witsbits (www.witsbits.com) is a pioneer in cloud computing software solutions. The company is the creator of Go Cloud™, a software suite that quickly turn of-the-shelf servers and infrastructure into a unified compute and storage cloud. It targets Server Hosting Providers and Internet Service Providers who wants to start selling Internet and server capacity in a utility-like fashion – and enable them to “Go Cloud”.

The Go Cloud™ platform provides end-users with access to the hosting providers’ server and Internet capacity in a secure and controlled manner.
Go Cloud™ is a customizable turn-key solution that enables hosting companies to provide their clients with a self-service compute and storage cloud, including billing, high-resolution utilization meters, web-API, management console, and more, from their own premises. All the components required to start selling self-serviced cloud computing are included.

About Go Cloud™ – the Cloud Hosting Platform
Go Cloud™ is a software based Cloud Hosting Platform that turns current infrastructure into a full-blown Public Cloud, including both Storage and Computing.


It enables Internet Carriers and Server Hosting Providers to start selling their capacity through the cloud (electricity) business model.


About Nils Svangård

Nils Svangård is a Swedish serial entrepreneur with a background of research in Artificial Intelligence at Chalmers University of Technology and past 10 years starting and building companies such as Aitellu AB, ICU Intelligence AB and most recently ICE House AB, a cutting-edge behavioral targeting and realtime advertising platform for advertisers and e-commerce sites.

Nils operates a privately held fund for angel investments with focus on emerging and disruptive technologies, since Svenska Spel AB’s (the Swedish Governmental-Owned Gaming Company) recent acquisition of Playscan AB from ICU Intelligence.

For more information contact:

Mikael Lirbank, CEO, Witsbits, +46 708 30 95 88, mikael@witsbits.com
Nils Svangård, Nirusu AB, +46 702 863 763, nils@witsbits.com

Nicolai Wadstrom, Witsbits USA, +1 415 935 1469, nicolai@witsbits.com

Witsbits® is a registered trademark of Witsbits AB. Go Cloud™ is a trademark of Witsbits AB. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

Anna Wilkens joins BootstrapLabs as Communications Officer

We are very happy to announce that Anna Wilkens have joined BootstrapLabs as a Communication Officer to work with BootstrapLabs communication, but primarily help our companies implement and manage their communications, web and social media presence.

Anna is a professional Communication Officer with 10 years experience in communication, manages the BootstrapLabs internal and external communication, and help’s our companies be more effective and targeted in their communication strategies and implementation.

ProgrammersHeaven.Com launch Flash section with Adobe

BootstrapLabs company ProgrammersHeaven.com this week launched a section dedicated to developing applications using Flash and Flex.

The website can be seen here:

http://flash.programmersheaven.com/

And also on the ProgrammersHeaven.com homepage: http://www.programmersheaven.com/

This gives the members at ProgrammersHeaven.com an easy access to flash related resources, as well downloads of SDK’s, Tutorials and a wealth of other information.

Ivory report interview with BootstrapLabs founder Nicolai Wadstrom

This week Ivory Report, a Swedish analyst company, that provides reports and insight on early stage startups, published an interview with BootstrapLabs’ founder and CEO, Nicolai Wadstrom.

The report covered topics such as differences between the Swedish and Silicon  Valley entrepreneurial climate, and eco-systems for innovation.

“Silicon Valley provides a critical mass of skills, risk willingness and capital” – says Nicolai Wadstrom

The report is available in its entirety for subscribers to Ivory Report.

Interview with Computer Games legend Scott Adams

BootstrapLabs company ProgrammersHeaven.com meet with Computer Games legend Scott Adams for an interview, and asked him about what he thinks about the Computer Games industry today and the new social web games.

Read the full story here.

ProgrammersHeaven launch hosted subversion and bug tracker

This week one of our Business Lab project’s launched hosted developer tools for subversion and bug tracking.

It’s a very cost effective way for development teams to host their source code with full version control, and also get a bug tracker for free at the same time.

More information here.

BootstrapLabs partnership with two incubator facilities in Silicon Valley

10th of September 2009 San Francisco Bay Area. For immediate release, BootstrapLabs established partnership to secure access to two incubator facilities in Silicon Valley for bringing companies from Europe to Silicon Valley.

The two facilities are in the heart of Silicon Valley, one being in Redwood City and the other in San Jose, and can host more than 50 workspaces. The two incubators are part of the BootstrapLabs network and open for the companies in the BootstrapLabs business acceleration program.

“This allows us to offer a soft landing spot for the companies that we bring here from Europe. We now have the infrastructure to support the companies that we work with, and can offer all of our companies a ‘home’ in Silicon Valley, and is part of our goal in offering an end-to-end infrastructure and support organisation for companies to go to Silicon Valley.”
– says Nicolai Wadstrom, CEO and founder of BootstrapLabs.


BootstrapLabs (www.bootstraplabs.com) is a Silicon Valley Business Lab and out-post, founded and run by Swedish serial Entrepreneur Nicolai Wadstrom. BootstrapLabs allows European companies to quickly and efficiently get an entry to the US market and Silicon Valley in particular. BootstrapLabs can help early stage companies that are in a commercialization phase and ready to go-to market to establish themselves in Silicon Valley, scale up, find licensing and partnership opportunities as well as funding and exit partners.

For more information contact:
Nicolai Wadstrom, CEO/Founder, BootstrapLabs, +1 (415) 935 1469, nicolai.wadstrom@bootstraplabs.com