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Visting Dignitaries

Visting Dignitaries

Swedish Startup Execs Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault Against a 19-Year-Old at the W Hotel

Mr. Adalberth via Crunchbase

Early this morning, the New York Post reported that two “Swedish tourists” were arrested for allegedly molesting a 19-year-old Texas woman at the W Hotel on Lexington Avenue and East 50th Street. The alleged attack occurred at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Case details on the New York State Court site confirm that Niklas Adalberth, 30, was one of the men arrested. The Post reports that Jens Saltin, 31, was also arrested. “Adalberth allegedly straddled her body while he and Saltin ripped off her clothes and fondled her,” the paper said. According to the document, the arrests occurred Saturday night around 10.30 p.m.

Both Mr. Adalberth, a former economics student, and Mr. Saltin are executives at the Swedish startup Klarna, which, based on this news, was trending just under Pinterest on Crunchbase earlier this afternoon. Read More

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What Did Forbes Leave Out of Its Sean Parker Profile?

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Late last night, Forbes‘ Steven Bertoni, whose beat is “the World’s billionaires, plus entrepreneurs and disruptors,” released a lengthy profile of Sean Parker, nicely pegged to the Facebook F8 conference going on right now, which sadly did not, as @benpopper predicted, announce the rollout of  “brainwave control and inter-species friendships.”

Aside from describing Mr. Parker as “flighty, manic and unpredictable” and noting conflicting stories about Mr. Parker’s departure from Plaxo, the article speaks in reverent tones about Mr. Parker’s “drive to disrupt” and the difference between Aaron Sorkin’s fictionalized version and Mr. Parker IRL. Read More