Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Invests USD 70 Million in Latin America’s Dafiti GroupSão Paulo, September 17, 2013 – The Dafiti Group, Latin America’s leading fashion e-commerce, today announced its largest funding worth USD 70 million from the Toronto-based Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’), one of the world’s leading funds.
Hellofood Brazil takes over competitor Peixe Urbano DeliverySAO PAULO, September 16th, 2013 – Hellofood with its affiliated brand foodpanda is the largest group of online food ordering platforms worldwide: www.hellofood.com.br. After acquiring Jánamesa and MegaMenu, Hellofood performs the third acquisition in the Brazilian market with the taking over of Peixe Urbano Delivery. By doing this step Hellofood is offering access to more than 2,000 restaurants now and becomes a leading force in the online food ordering market in Brazil.
iMENA Holdings and Rocket Internet announce partnership for global online food ordering service Hellofood.com in the Middle EastiMENA Holdings, a leading regional group of consumer online businesses in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and Rocket Internet, the world’s largest Internet incubator, have announced the forging of a partnership for the online food ordering service Hellofood.com in the Middle East region. The announcement was made during a press conference held on (September 9, 2013) at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.
JUMIA, candidat du World Retail Award lance son application mobileAoût 27, 2013 - JUMIA, # 1 destination de shopping en Afrique de l'Ouest lance son application au Nigeria, au Maroc, en Côte-d'Ivoire et au Kenya. L’application de JUMIA est maintenant disponible pour tous les smartphones Android, appliquant le m-commerce en Afrique. Avec la nouvelle application, le choix de 50'000 produits de JUMIA est accessible en quelques clics et rend l’achat en ligne encore plus simple et totalement felxible.
World Retail Award nominee JUMIA releases mobile AppAugust 27th, 2013 - JUMIA, West-Africa’s #1 shopping destination, today launches its App in Nigeria, Morocco, Ivory Coast and Kenya. JUMIA’s App is available for all Android phones – enforcing m-commerce in Africa. With their new app, JUMIA’s selection of 50.000 products is just a few clicks away and makes online shopping even easier and totally flexible.
Rocket Internet raises USD 500 million for further global expansionBerlin, July 16th, 2013 – Rocket Internet announced today that it has raised a total of USD 500 million from partners Investment AB Kinnevik and Access Industries since May 2012, representing the largest investment ever made in an internet incubator and accelerator company. The funds will be used to further expand Rocket Internet´s world-wide network of successful internet start-ups.
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About Rocket Internet
Rocket Internet incubates and invests in Internet companies with proven business models. It provides operational support to its companies and helps them scale internationally. Rocket Internet focuses predominantly on four industry sectors of online and mobile retail and services that make up a significant share of consumer spending: Food & Groceries, Fashion, General Merchandise and Home & Living. Rocket Internet’s selected companies are active in a large number of countries around the world with more than 28,000 employees. Rocket Internet SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET). For further information please visit www.rocket-internet.com.