About us

XtraLife is the exciting evolution of Clan of the Cloud – a back end as a service platform that was founded in 2011 by a bunch of visionary industry veterans and gaming geeks.

In its new form, XtraLife breaks down the access barriers with Open Source technology. We want to build a community that shares the pioneering spirit of game development in a way that Open Source made web development the place for real innovation and creativity. We’re seeing this movement start to emerge in the game development community and we’re proud to be the first to to extend this to games infrastructure technology.

As XtraLife we continue to be backed by angel investors and Government R&D funding. Our advisory board also includes the co-founder and former CTO of LinkedIn.

The XtraLife HQ is in France, with a global presence and vision.

our team

Wandrille Pruvot CEO

With 15 years of experience in the global mobile industry, Wandrille has been focused on driving operations and revenue for games and other digital content platforms. His former life includes leading Sales in APAC for Bee7 (Owned by Outfit7), CRO for Art Of Click and Regional Director at demand platform, adsmobi, for which he spearheaded operations in the entire Asia Pacific region, and was also lead on a number of global projects for the likes of Buzzcity, Netsize and Mediaplazza.

Michael El Baki COO and Co-founder

Before founding XtraLife in 2011, Michael built BitRabbit in 2004, one of the pioneers of smartphone developers, having worked for clients like Samsung and Big Fish Games. Before that, he was Managing Director of Sophis, Ireland where he led operations until he founded Clan of the Cloud (now XtraLife). Michael graduated from ENSAE (founding member of ParisTech).

Roland Van Leeuwen CTO and Co-founder

From 1988 to 2008, Roland co-founded and was CTO of Sophis, world leader in portfolio and risk management solutions, and now part of Misys, before going on to being CTO and co-founder of Clan of the Cloud (now XtraLife). Roland was previously Chairman of the Supervisory Board, AC Arles- Avignon, French Professional Football League (2009- 2011). Roland graduated from IUT Creteil.

jean luc vaillant tech advisor and Co-founder

Jean Luc was formerly CTO and co-founder of LinkedIn, and has held various executive roles in the Silicon Valley: Logitech, Fujitsu and a number of others. He graduated from ENST(Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications).

Arnaud vinciguerra CFO

Arnaud co-founded Sophis and was Head of R&D, supervising all developments, including both front and back office modules and servers, until Sophis was acquired by Mysis. Arnaud graduated in maths from l’ Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris and has lived in Argentina, the UK and France.

Chris hartwig scalability engineer

After 5 years in the Swiss banking software development, 2 years at a French startup, then 8 years as a photographer, Chris now lives in Spain and is XtraLife’s key server and infrastructure brain. He graduated from Polytech' Montpellier in 1995. He loves to think we can mix art and software development when writing code.

nicolas roussel Co-founder

Before starting XtraLife among other projects, Nicolas was VP Sales and co-founder at Sophis.He graduated from ENSEEIHT (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electrotechnique, d’Electronique, d’Informatique, d’Hydraulique et des Télécommunications).