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...
An diesen zehn Orten in Europa blüht der Frühling richtig aufFrühlingszeit ist Reisezeit. Wer jetzt eine Reise plant, sollte unbedingt auch nach Blütenfesten Ausschau halten. Viele Städte in Europa feiern den Beginn der Jahreszeit mit berauschenden Blumenfesten. Wimdu, Europas größtes Portal für City Apartments, präsentiert die zehn größten Blumenfeste.
Rocket Internet Launches Beauty & Wellness Marketplace Vaniday in BrazilVaniday (www.vaniday.com.br), an online marketplace for beauty and wellness professionals that aims to revolutionize the way customers find and book beauty and wellness services, is now live in Brazil - the third largest beauty market in the world. The company already has plans for international roll-out. The service is available via their website, with an app coming soon for both iOS and Android.
Helpling raises EUR 43M in fundingHelpling, the leading global platform for on-demand home services, has secured EUR 43M in Series B funding. The investment was led by Lakestar, Kite Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners, Lukasz Gadowski and Rocket Internet. With the EUR 13,5M Series A funding in 2014, Helpling has now raised a total of EUR 56,5M in less than one year after launch.
SAFE startet ersten digitalen VersicherungsmanagerSAFE, der erste digitale Versicherungsmanager für Smartphones, startet nach 5 Monaten Betaphase heute in Deutschland. Die SAFE App ist die Alternative zum traditionellen Versicherungsvermittler. Mit der kostenlosen App können Nutzer die richtige Versicherung finden, vom Smartphone aus abschließen, verwalten und dabei ihren Versicherungsschutz optimieren. Aktuell befinden sich 150 Versicherer und über 30.000 Angebote im Portfolio von SAFE.
Rocket Internet changes legal form and transforms into a Societas Europaea (SE)Rocket Internet changed its legal form to a Societas Europaea (SE) /// Rocket has been registered under Rocket Internet SE /// New legal form reflects the international setup of Rocket Internet while emphasizing strong links to Germany and Europe /// No change in governance structure and day-to-day operations
Rocket Internet builds out stake in Delivery Hero to close to 40% and increases share in foodpanda to c. 52%Rocket increases ownership in Delivery Hero to close to 40% through contribution of Talabat and acquisition of secondary shares /// Increase of direct ownership in foodpanda from below 50% to c. 52% as a result of primary and secondary transactions /// Rocket’s stake in Yemeksepeti, the Turkish market leader, will become part of the Global Online Takeaway Group /// Global Online Takeaway Group is a major cornerstone and a highly valuable asset in Rocket’s overall strategy
Pushing Careers in Fast Growing Economies: Everjobs starts in Asia and AfricaEverjobs (everjobs.com), the new job portal for fast growing economies, starts its expansion across Asia and Africa. The company’s mission is to simplify the job search and hiring process by connecting job seekers with employers in a matter of clicks. The Everjobs site offers helpful tools and intuitive features, such as a CV creation tool, easy site navigation, search filters, and career tips.
Rocket Internet startet Online Jobbörse in Asien und AfrikaBerlin, 02. März 2015 - Everjobs (www.everjobs.com), Rocket Internets neues Jobportal für Wachstumsmärkte, startet heute in Sri Lanka. Das Startup vernetzt Jobsuchende mit Arbeitgebern und vereinfacht für sie den Bewerbungsprozess. Everjobs verfolgt ambitionierte Expansionspläne für weitere Märkte in Asien und in Afrika.
ABOUT ROCKET INTERNET
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.