August 2014

ABOUT ROCKET INTERNET

THE LEADING GLOBAL INTERNET PLATFORM OUTSIDE THE US & CHINA


Who we are

Our team has been building online companies since 1999 and has created over 100 market leading companies in 100+ countries, dozens of which have been exited successfully. Since 2007 our team operates under the name of Rocket Internet.

We are headquartered right in the vibrant centre of Berlin, Europe's Silicon Valley, and operate a network of international Rocket offices, covering all relevant developed and emerging markets. Our primary focus is on building proven, transaction-based business models in the online and mobile space. We are however not limited by such parameters and seize other attractive opportunities whenever they arise.

Investors in companies started by Rocket Internet include Investment AB Kinnevik, Holtzbrinck Ventures and many others.

How we work

Rocket is much more than a venture capital firm or an incubator. We bring together all key elements required to create great companies: team, concept, technology, and capital. We are 100 percent operationally involved in building our companies and cover all critical functions with our expert teams. They work together seamlessly in order to ensure that best practices are implemented in all key areas.

These teams include: Engineering and Product Development, Online Marketing, CRM, Business Intelligence, Operations, HR, and Finance. In addition, we have a global mobile task force of top entrepreneurial talents that brings expertise and speed to all our markets.

What we believe in and how we see ourselves

We are passionate entrepreneurs and focus on performance. We remain humble, and we understand that success is a result of hard work. We want to learn every day and share our knowledge with each other. We focus on the details and always try to solve problems ourselves.

We want to be selfless and pragmatic and have no time for politics. We value intelligence more than experience. We believe that anything is possible. We move as fast as we can and take risks. We like to get and give autonomy and responsibility. We are flexible and tolerant towards ambiguity and uncertainty.