Nicolai is the Founder and CEO 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 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.