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Rocket Internet marks first close of new fund at $420M

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German e-commerce incubator-cum-investor Rocket Internet has raised $420 million in the first close of its new fund, with Rocket Internet itself is contributing about $ 50 million, to invest in European internet companies, it said Tuesday in an e-mailed presentation. Shareholders in Rocket Internet,...

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Rocket Internet expands online food ordering franchise in the Middle East with Talabat & 24h buys for over $170M

Emerging markets-focused incubator and investor in internet ventures Rocket Internet has struck two deals in the Middle East to boost its online food ordering business. The firm, whose food ordering franchise is housed under Foodpanda, a multi-location online food ordering marketplace (which operate...

11 February, 2015 | More »

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Rocket Internet launching $970M IPO on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

German incubator cum investor in consumer internet ventures Rocket Internet AG has filed its prospectus to raise over €750 million ($970 million) through an initial public offering (IPO) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange before the end of the year. The firm did not give details of the equity dilutio...

10 September, 2014 | More »

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Rocket Internet focuses more on execution than idea: Co-founder Oliver Samwer

Berlin-based Rocket Internet GmBH, a startup incubator known for cloning in new markets the successful consumer internet startups set up in the US, is focusing more on execution than ideas, according to its co-founder Oliver Samwer. In a ‘rare’ interview with Venture Beat, Samwer also noted that...

1 May, 2013 | More »