Nicolai Wadstrom

CEO, Founder, General Partner, BootstrapLabs

Nicolai is the Founder, CEO and General Partner of BootstrapLabs, a leading venture capital firm, based in Silicon Valley and focused on Applied Artificial Intelligence and one of the most active firms in the Applied Artificial Intelligence space.

Nicolai launched his first business at 15, first tech startup in his early 20’s and have been launching and building companies through-out his professional career and launched BootstrapLabs in San Francisco Bay Area in 2008.

He brings 25+ years of operational experience as founding CEO & CTO scaling software technology platforms in VR, Internet, Financial Trading Systems (publicly listed on NASDAQ:OMX), Enterprise Software, etc.

Through BootstrapLabs he has invested in, advised, and mentored 35+ companies and founding teams, helping them successfully build and scale proprietary technology, products, teams and operations

He is applying lifetime of operational, entrepreneurial and technology product development experience to support the BootstrapLabs portfolio companies to build and scale.

He is also a frequent speaker and mentor at top Universities and Conferences in the US and Europe on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Disruption, Startups and Venture Capital.

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  • Born in Sweden; 15+ years in the Bay Area. Launched first business at 15, first tech startup in his early 20’s.
  • Angel Investor 2004, VC 2008, Pure Applied AI VC 2015. Investment Portfolio Companies, has an aggregate Enterprise Value of over $3B.
  • Supporting portfolio companies to build and scale with 25+ years of operational experience as a Founder, CEO & CTO, launching and scaling technology across sectors such as VR (90’s), Internet, Financial Trading Systems (public on NASDAQ:OMX), Enterprise Software, etc
  • Invested in, advised, and mentored 40+ companies, supporting on Product, IP, technology, Talent and operations
  • Together with the founding team at BootstrapLabs lead, priced, constructed and actively managed an Applied AI Venture Capital portfolio (aggregate EV) that appreciated by $2Bn (almost 10 x) in less than 4.5 years