Worth reading: Wired, Skype, Barisma, Spreadshirt

There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our new section “Worth reading” we will from now on provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of other publications:

Wired-logoThe famous tech magazine Wired has recently profiled Europes hottest startup capitals. Read the full print article as pdf or check out the Wired website for the online version of this content.

skype_groupme-logosSkype acquires GroupMe for $85 million. The group messaging service GroupMe was founded in 2010 by Steve Martocci and Jared Hecht and had secured roughly $11 million in funding. Find out more about this acquisition on BusinessInsider.com.

Barisma-logoBarisma, a new Finland based startup, connects people to bars, clubs and cafes. The recently launched platform provides its users with a search engine for venues and with some social networking features. Read more about this startup on ArcticStartup.com.

spreadshirt-logoThe investors of Spreadshirt (an online platform for apparel merchandising) are watching closely to measure out their exit potential. Since its origination in Germany (founded in 2002), Spreadshirt has expanded its platform to the rest of Europe and the US as well. CEO Philip Rooke said, that several buyers – both private-equity firms and clothing companies – have expressed interest in purchasing the company. Read more about it on ExcitingCommerce.com.