Alex Barrera

A co-founder and contributing editor of, Chief WOWness Officer at, co-founder of Tetuan Valley, Global Shaper at World Economic Forum & Sandbox ambassador in Madrid

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Sprinkle acquires Swedish text analysis startup Saplo

Saplo, a Swedish startup specialised in text analysis for publishers, has been acquired by Sprinkle for an undisclosed amount. Sources close to the deal tell us the amount wasn’t massive but ‘good enough’. Professor Sverker Sikström and Mattias Tyrberg founded Saplo in Malmö circa 2008. The company has since raised north of one million dollars […]


Is Europe really betting on Bitcoin?

After the collapse of the Bitcoin price in summer 2014, we took a look at the state of the European Bitcoin startup ecosystem to see whether there’s still money being invested into these companies.