Drei Millionen Euro für Online-Gebrauchtwagen-Marktplatz CarSpringBerlin, 28. Juli 2015 – Gebrauchtwagen schnell und einfach online an-und verkaufen: Mit diesem Service will CarSpring die Automobilindustrie revolutionieren. Bereits zwei Monate nach dem Markteintritt in Großbritannien sichert sich das Rocket Internet-Startup ein neues Investment in Millionenhöhe - das frische Kapital soll den Deutschland-Start ermöglichen. CarSpring hat es sich zum Ziel gesetzt, den An- und Verkauf von Gebrauchtwagen einfacher, sicherer und praktischer als je zuvor zu gest...
Q1 2015 Proven Winners Results Update/// Rocket Internet’s Proven Winners performance on track /// Strong weighted top line growth of 217% in net revenues/GMV and margin improvement for Proven Winners in Q1 2015 vs. Q1 2014 /// Six new companies launched YTD /// Continued investment in the Rocket Platform to support growth and expansion of network of companies ///LPV increased by EUR 2.3 billion since IPO ///
Rocket Internet successfully places EUR 550 million Convertible BondsBerlin, Germany, July 14 2015 – Rocket Internet SE ("Rocket Internet" or the "Company") announces the successful placement of convertible bonds with an aggregate principal amount of EUR 550 million maturing July22,2022 (the "Bonds"), divided into Bonds with a denomination of EUR 100,000 each. The Bonds will be initially convertible into approximately 11.57 million new and/or existing ordinary bearer shares with no par value ("Shares") of the Company, representing approximately 7.01% of the cu...
Rocket Internet Resolves on Issuance of Convertible BondsThe Management Board of Rocket Internet SE ("Rocket Internet" or the "Company"), with the approval of the Company's Supervisory Board, resolved today on the offer of senior, unsecured convertible bonds with an aggregate principal amount of EUR 550 million (the "Offering"), convertible into new and/or existing ordinary bearer shares with no par value ("Shares") of the Company (the "Bonds"). The Bonds will be initially convertible into approximately 10.2 million Shares representing up to approx...
Rocket Internet participates in financing round of Global Fashion Group and agrees to contribute its shareholding in two Brazilian e-commerce businessesRocket Internet SE today announced that it is participating in a EUR 150 million internal financing round in Global Fashion Group (“GFG”). Furthermore, Rocket Internet agreed to contribute the two Brazilian online fashion businesses Kanui and Tricae from its Latin America Internet Group in a share for share transaction to realize further synergies.
4 out of 5 Brits would buy a used car - new marketplace CarSpring takes on trendA new trend hits the British car market. According to the British Car Auctions Report 2015 - released by University of Buckingham Business School - 4 out of 5 car owners would go for pre-owned rather than brand new when purchasing their next car. This recent study indicates there is a huge shift in the car market and also in how purchasing decisions will be made. CarSpring, which recently launched in the UK, jumps right onto this trend by introducing a new way people can buy or s...
Hotel booking platform Jovago expands from Pakistan to Myanmar and BangladeshThe expansion builds on the company’s success in fast-growing markets, where there is a high unsatisfied demand for new online solutions. Jovago has already become the leading hotel booking platform in Africa. In Asia, Jovago launched in 2014 in Pakistan.
Value increase of Delivery Hero• Delivery Hero now valued at EUR 2.8 billion post money based on third party funding round • The value of Rocket’s stake increased by 35% (or EUR 279 million) relative to the cumulative investments in Delivery Hero • Introduction of quarterly LPV report to provide further transparency
New marketplace CarSpring starts with home-delivery for pre-owned carsA previously owned car delivered right onto your doorstep. That’s the service CarSpring, which launched today in London, provides for their customers. The new online marketplace acts as a matchmaker of sellers and buyers of pre-owned vehicles. The company’s aim is to take over all the unpopular side effects of car buying - from paperwork to transportation. CarSpring is currently available in London and surrounding areas.
Home24 changes legal form to Home24 AGHome24, Europe’s largest online furniture store, has filed for the change of its legal form from a German limited liability company (GmbH) to a German stock corporation (AG). Following the entry into the trade register, the company will be referred to as Home24 AG.
Rocket Internet Announces Full Year 2014 ResultsRocket Internet SE (“Rocket Internet”, “Rocket”, “the Company”, ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET) today released its 2014 results as well as those of its Proven Winners and provided an update on its global network of companies. Rocket continues to capitalise on the significant market opportunity outside of the United States and China, with its network of companies developing in line with expectations. Both Rocket’s Proven Winners and Emerging Stars showed strong performances in their respective sector...
Rocket Internet Fintech front-runner Lendico pulls in record funding of €20mThe Berlin-based fintech company launched by Rocket Internet in Dezember 2013 – offering an online marketplace for business and consumer credits – reinforces its position as a digital alternative to traditional banks. The company will use the new round of capital to support its accelerating international growth, fund its proprietary technology development, and win further exceptional talent for its team. Apart from existing investors Rocket Internet, Access Industries and HV Holtzbrinck Ventu...
Rocket Internet und Gründer von CHECK24 investieren in die Versicherungs-App SAFEBerlin, 22. April 2015 - SAFE, der Versicherungsmanager für die Hosentasche, sichert sich Kapital und Know-How für weiteres Wachstum. Die Finanzierungsrunde führten Rocket Internet, der Vorstand von CHECK24 sowie Business Angel Oliver Roskopf.
6 million Euros for Thermondo - Holtzbrinck Ventures and Rocket invest- Largest German installer for heating systems in 1-2 family homes in 2014 - Thermondo installation teams in 12 German cities - 30% growth in sales per month in 2014, 140 new hires until year-end - New capital for nationwide expansion and tripling of IT development capacity
6 Millionen Euro für Thermondo – Holtzbrinck Ventures und Rocket steigen ein- Größter Installateur Deutschlands von Heizungen für 1-2 Familienhäuser in 2014 - Meistergeführte Betriebsstätten in 12 deutschen Städten - 30% Umsatzwachstum pro Monat in 2014, 140 Einstellungen bis Jahresende geplant - Frisches Kapital für weiteren Ausbau bundesweiter Betriebsstätten und Verdreifachung der IT-Entwicklungskapazität
Global Fashion Group announces appointment of group management and further funding roundGlobal Fashion Group appoints Romain Voog as Chief Executive Officer and Nils Chrestin as Chief Financial Officer // Merger of the five leading emerging markets fashion e-commerce companies to create Global Fashion Group completed // Global Fashion Group raises additional EUR 32 million of primary capital from Tengelmann Ventures and Verlinvest at the merger valuation // Global Fashion Group continues to focus on its significant growth opportunities in fashion e-commerce across 27 emergi...
Move to new headquarters: Rocket Tower Berlin will be unveiled in 2016Berlin, Germany, 1 April 2015 – Rocket Internet SE (“Rocket“, ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET) today announced to move to new headquarters located in Berlin’s city centre. The company will relocate its headquarters to the GSW building in Charlottenstraße 4 in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district with a view to the former Checkpoint Charlie. Named the “Rocket Tower”, Europe’s largest start-up campus will emerge in two interconnected buildings. The construction is expected to host office space amounting to 22,0...
Umzug in neues Hauptquartier: Rocket Tower Berlin wird 2016 eröffnetBerlin, Deutschland, 1. April 2015 – Die Rocket Internet SE („Rocket”, ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET) hat heute den Umzug in einen neuen Firmensitz im Berliner Stadtzentrum bekanntgegeben. Neues Hauptquartier des Unternehmens wird das GSW-Hochhaus in der Charlottenstraße 4 im Berliner Stadtteil Kreuzberg mit direktem Blick auf den ehemaligen Checkpoint Charlie. In zwei miteinander verbundenen Gebäuden entsteht mit dem „Rocket Tower“ Europas größter Start-up-Campus. Er soll auf mehr als 22.000 Quadr...
ABOUT ROCKET INTERNET
Rocket's mission is to become the world's largest Internet platform outside of the United States and China. Rocket identifies and builds proven Internet business models and transfers them to new, underserved or untapped markets where it seeks to scale them into market leading online companies. Rocket is focused on online business models that satisfy basic consumer needs across four main sectors: e-Commerce, marketplaces, travel and financial technology. Rocket started in 2007 and has now more than 30,000 employees across its network of companies, which are active in more than 110 countries across six continents. Rocket Internet SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET). For further information visit www.rocket-internet.com.
Our e-commerce companies include retail companies in the areas of fashion, general merchandise, home and living, office supplies and food and groceries. Our marketplace companies seek to displace traditional supply chains by creating venues where buyers and sellers can transact directly, and include real estate and car online classifieds, travel and transport, and food delivery companies. Our third sector, financial technology, includes companies that focus on bringing together borrowers and lenders in regions and segments that are underserved by traditional banks, particularly in the consumer and small and medium-sized enterprise segments, and on facilitating payments. Our travel companies seize opportunities in the rapidly growing online travel and transport sector. They focus currently on vacation packages and online travel booking.
As part of our global strategy, we have created regional Internet groups in Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East in order to bundle local market and business model insights, facilitate regional commercial, strategic and investment partnerships, in particular with mobile telecommunication providers, enable local recruiting and sourcing and accelerate the regional rollout of our companies. We have developed proprietary technology where we believe it provides our companies with a competitive advantage. Our proprietary technology is highly flexible and scalable and provides our companies with significant cost and speed advantages, particularly during their initial rapid launch and rollout processes.
Our platform has enabled us to build a large, global network of companies and has historically put us in a position to launch more than 10 new companies every year through application of a standardized business model identification and development process. Every new company that we start accelerates the virtuous circle of synergy creation among our companies. The larger the size of our network of companies, the more significant our opportunity is to benefit from synergies and network effects with respect to our suppliers, solution providers, customers and employees.