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Spark Labs HQ

833 Broadway, 2nd Floor

New York City, NY, 10003

United States


Spark Labs is a collaborative ecosystem and U.S. expansion hub to fast-track startups from around the world. Founded by European entrepreneurs who successfully created, scaled-up and sold startups in the U.S. the past 15 years, Spark Labs has become a valuable resource or foreign tech companies expanding to America.

Spark Labs is a community. We are focused on collaboration, innovation, and our network. Our ecosystem provides much more than space. Through various levels of membership, innovative startups get access to funding, mentors, networking, workshops, events, and benefits from our various technology and operations partners.


Christophe garnier

​Christophe Garnier

Managing Director

Christophe Garnier is an award-winning technology entrepreneur with 15 years of experience building bridges for companies between the United States and Europe. As both founder and managing director of Spark Labs, Garnier has established a comprehensive program for helping European ventures expand operations into the United States. Headquartered in the middle of New York City’s Silicon Alley, Spark Labs provides workspace, a support infrastructure and networking opportunities with a primary focus on boosting the expansion of companies in the technology space. Garnier is also an expert in the SaaS, Digital Media, E-Commerce and mobile technology verticals.


Prior to Spark Labs, he cofounded Totsy, a leading private sale site focused on the parenting segment, and took on the role of president and Chief Marketing Officer of the company. In addition, he launched mSmart, a mobile marketing and mobile content company bringing together the Internet, mobile technology services and traditional marketing.  


Garnier was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in 2012. He has spoken at prominent institutions such as New York University and the Fashion Institute of Technology, in addition to participating on panels at AdTech, SMASH Summit, Social Media Week and the Edison Awards.


Garnier holds a BA in economics from the I.E.A Business School of Paris and currently lives in New York City.

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Olivier Attia

Managing Director

As managing director of Spark Labs, Olivier Attia developed a worldwide platform to support European tech companies looking to expand their business by bringing it to the United States market. With more than 25 years of experience, he is a leading technological entrepreneur and is responsible for creating a host of breakthrough technologies throughout his career.

Before joining Spark Labs, Attia held executive leadership roles at several companies, including serving as managing director of Gershon Consulting, where he helped over 100 companies in the tech, retail and industrial industries launch their businesses in the United States. Prior to that, Attia was the CEO of Audionamix, the leading provider of audio source separation technology, where he was instrumental in establishing the company’s position as a pioneering force in the sound technology sector for the entertainment industry. Even in his early career, Attia worked at the forefront of technological innovation as an Internet specialist, providing consultation services to industry professionals and organizations since 1994.

Attia holds both a Master's degree in marketing and an engineering degree in Information System Management from University Paris, Dauphine. He also earned an Honors degree in Physics and Computer Science from University Paris, Pierre et Marie Curie.


Adrien Gautier

Chief Financial Officer

Adrien is an experienced entrepreneur with a focus on finance and business development. He has worked for startups based in Europe and the US as well as invested in technology companies, both institutionally for a New York Hedge Fund as well as privately.

He is also co-founder and Managing Partner at Sero Partners, a New York-based advisory firm helping early-stage companies with strategy and fundraising.

Adrien graduated from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, with a Master’s degree in corporate finance and has been based in New York for the past 8 years.