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DescriptionSeed+ VC & Execution Platform


Redwood City
541 Jefferson Ave
Redwood City, CA, 94063
San Francisco


CEO & Founder


Venture Round, 6/2008
Nicolai Wadstrom

Service Providers



BootstrapLabs is a Silicon Valley based Technology Startup Accelerator tailored for foreign startups to connect and relocate permanently to Silicon Valley.

We employ a very hands on and entrepreneurial approach to support and advise startup entrepreneurs, help them execute to the best of their ability and tap into the benefits of Silicon Valley.

We have startups from 40 countries applying to join our Global Accelerator Program in Silicon Valley, and to our Local Accelerator Programs around the world.

Our 6 + 6 month program is at core of our Global Acceleration Platform and is uniquely designed to allow foreign startups to connect and stay in Silicon Valley to build global companies.

Since 2009, BootstrapLabs has helped foreign born startups such as Prezi, Witsbits, AudioDraft and Zerply to connect and relocate to the Silicon Valley eco-system, while maintaining their roots in their home countries, often hiring more people there. Today these startups are valued at $250M+, employ 200+ people and raised over $20M from Angels and VCs in Silicon Valley.

Recent Milestones

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    BootstrapLabs — BootstrapLabs, a San Francisco-based startup incubator, will work with a Malaysian incubator to start BootstrapAccelerator Asia, which promises a fast-track to Silicon Valley for its best-performing startups. (5/8/13)
    Posted 5/30/13 at 8:56pm via
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    BootstrapLabs — A San Francisco incubator called BootstrapLabs is targeting a $50 million fund to make what founder Nicolai Wadström calls "seed-plus" investments into early-stage startups. Bootstrap focuses on helping startups from Asia and Europe to navigate Silicon Va (5/3/13)
    Posted 5/30/13 at 8:57pm via
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    BootstrapLabs — We are very happy to share that Dave McClure is investing in Zerply! Congratulations Christofer, Taaniel and the rest of the team! Zerply will also work with the 500 Startups program, which will greatly help Zerply accelerate their momentum. BootstrapLa (6/9/11)
    Posted 8/11/11 at 7:33am via
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    BootstrapLabs — Starting in May, BootstrapLabs now also has an office location in SOMA in San Francisco. CEO/Founder of BootstrapLabs, Nicolai Wadstrom will be working from this office from now on. At this location we also have space to host our European founders when th (5/3/11)
    Posted 8/11/11 at 7:33am via
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    BootstrapLabs — BootstrapLabs company Urban Metrics is still in stealth now starting to roll out a closed Alpha test of it’s first product URBANiGO, a Social Discovery service for consumers. To get an invite for the service, once it opens for a Beta testing, goto th (4/19/11)
    Posted 8/11/11 at 7:28am via
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    BootstrapLabs — FunRock Media’s is new game Commandster is now in Alpha, you can try the new game here. FunRock Media is an independent gaming company with a true passion for browser based games. FunRock Media have adopted the “freem (4/18/11)
    Posted 8/11/11 at 7:27am via
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    BootstrapLabs — Today it’s official that the exciting professional social networking startup Zerply is part of the BootstrapLabs accelerator companies. We have been advising and working with Zerply for a few months, and we are really exciting about what Zerply is doing (3/4/11)
    Posted 8/11/11 at 7:33am via
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    BootstrapLabs — 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. (6/24/10)
    Posted 6/28/10 at 1:55pm via
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    BootstrapLabs — BootstrapLabs company Witsbits, add another serial entrepreneur to it's advisory board that also invests an undisclosed sum in the company. Witsbits is the company behind Go Cloudâ„¢, a software suite that quickly turn of-the-shelf servers and infrastruct (6/1/10)
    Posted 6/28/10 at 1:54pm via
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    BootstrapLabs — Setting up US presence is the first step of an extensive agreement between Witsbits and BootstrapLabs. BootstrapLabs is additionally to provide Witsbits with advisory and strategic planning, secure an initial round of funding from early-stage investors an (6/23/09)
    Posted 6/28/10 at 1:50pm via
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    BootstrapLabs — BoostrapLabs client Prezi, Inc closed a series A-round from Danish VC SunStone Capital. At the same time Twitter founder Jack Dorsey is coming onboard as an advisor to Prezi. (6/21/09)
    Posted 6/28/10 at 1:52pm via
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    BootstrapLabs — This is part of an agreement between Prezi, BootstrapLabs and CrossConnect, to provide Prezi with advisory and strategic planning and help Prezi establish a senior advisory board, secure an initial round of funding from business angels, and to reach cash (4/28/09)
    Posted 6/28/10 at 1:40pm via
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    BootstrapLabs received () in Venture Round funding. (6/1/08)
    Posted 6/28/10 at 1:44pm
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    BootstrapLabs added Nicolai Wadstrom as CEO & Founder. (6/1/08)
    Posted 10/6/08 at 4:00am
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    BootstrapLabs added Benjamin Levy as Partner.
    Posted 12/10/13 at 1:25pm




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    Witsbits to go-to the USA with BootstrapLabs ( [edit]
    Prezi close VC-round and establish advisory board with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey ( [edit]
    Serial entrepreneur Nils Svangard joins Witsbits ( [edit]
    Witsbits close funding round with Chalmers Innovation Fund ( [edit]
    Commandster.Com – FunRock Media’s new game ( [edit]
    URBANiGO in Alpha – a New Social Discovery startup ( [edit]
    Social professional networking company Zerply joins BootstrapLabs ( [edit]
    Dave McClure invests in Zerply ( [edit]
    BootstrapLabs now also in San Francisco! ( [edit]
    Bootstrap Labs, MAD start Asia incubator with Silicon Valley fast-track - San Francisco Business Times ( [edit]
    BootstrapLabs Targets $50M to Make 'Seed-Plus' Investments ( [edit]
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