Xavier Wartelle

Xavier Wartelle is the CEO and co-founder of AVATAR MEDICAL, a startup leveraging virtual reality and standard medical images to instantly create realistic patient avatars for surgery planning. Xavier is also a Founding Partner of big bang factory, helping startups and innovative companies jump-starting in the US. 

Xavier is a serial entrepreneur who has started seven start-ups in Silicon Valley and France, resulting in four acquisitions. Xavier founded and led the French Tech Hub, that became the largest accelerator of French start-ups in the US. In addition, Xavier was the CEO of PRIME a leader in Corporate Open Innovation Services while promoting the Paris Region in the US.
Xavier’s career spans over 35 years of executive leadership in startups and mature companies, in Medtech, telecom, enterprise software and online ventures.  He is also CEO of the non-profit American Friends of Arts et Métiers, a member of French Foreign Trade Advisors organization and a French Tech Ambassador in San Francisco.  Xavier holds a Master engineering degree from Ecole Nationale des Arts et Métiers, Paris.