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833 Broadway, 2nd Floor

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OUR STORY

At Spark Labs, we are dedicated to the expansion and success of startups, growing businesses, consultants and freelancers in the tech and media industries.

As a team of experienced tech entrepreneurs, we know firsthand how difficult it can be to launch or expand in a new market. We can’t promise to eliminate the all-nighters or emotional roller coasters, but we will make it easier. Actually, that is the entire premise of our business: to help local and foreign entrepreneurs accelerate the development of their business in new markets.

Yes, we can provide workspaces, but Spark Labs are so much more than that. As a revolutionary ecosystem for entrepreneurs, we have everything you need to get off the ground and running, from infrastructure support and business services to events and networking.

All You Need is Spark.

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OUR TEAM

Christophe garnier

​Christophe Garnier

Founder & CEO

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, Christophe 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. Christophe 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.  

 

Christophe 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.

 

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

Bart leslie

Bart Leslie

COO

Bart is a senior business executive with 18 years of experience spanning a number countries and industries. Prior to joining Spark Labs Bart led the US operations of a UK logistics SaaS start-up and consulted to a New York data analytics tech start-up on their global expansion.


Before moving to New York Bart was based in Hong Kong where he worked as the Asian Head of Business Development for France’s largest law firm heading up strategy and business development across five regional offices. Prior to this he worked in several other Asian and Australian business development roles, management consulting and corporate advisory, manufacturing and founded a successful sports marketing tech start-up in India.


He has excellent academic qualifications including MBA (finance and strategy), Masters of Marketing, both received from Melbourne Business School, which was recently rated at as the 9th best international MBA program outside of the US. He also received a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and a Bachelor of Health Sciences.


Bart has also excelled in his extracurricular endeavors as a top 10 athlete in pole vaulting and 110m hurdles in Australia and represented his country in several international events.

Adrien

Adrien Gautier

CFO

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.