Keep a birds eye view on science with Sparrho

By John Hammersley

Have you ever wished there was an easier way to keep on top of all the new papers in your field, instead of checking the arXiv every day? Step forward Sparrho, an interesting new way to keep abreast of the latest development relevant to your research.

Sparrho is a scientific discovery platform, founded by two Oxbridge graduates Vivian Chan and Nilu Satharasinghe in 2013 who met when they were selected into the UK government’s scheme, Entrepreneur First.

Sparrho helps users stay on top of their scientific research by bringing many scientific sources together in one place, and it offers an opportunity for saving, sharing and promoting scientific discovery. Users who interact with the site benefit from personalised recommendations – Sparrho has been designed to learn users’ preferences and needs, to broaden their knowledge from serendipitous learning.

Sparrho screenshot

They're also looking at an audience beyond just scientists, as Sparrho pulls together more than just journal articles - it has the potential to gather links to conferences, patents, databases and other relevant sites.

To find out more, check out this introductory video, or visit and give it a try today!

John Hammersley

Co-founder, CEO

Mathematician; physicist; dancer. Entrepreneur; founder; CEO. Co-founder of Overleaf. Did driverless taxis at Ultra PRT. Forever learning :)