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Rocket Internet

Rocket Internet

A venture capital firm in Berlin that focuses on investing in internet and technology companies globally.

Rocket Internet is a venture capital firm in Berlin that focuses on investing in internet and technology companies globally. Founded 2007 in Berlin, Germany, it invests in seed, series A, series B, and series C rounds. Its portfolio companies include Solytic, Antler, Sanity Group, Bella & Bona, and Scoutbee. As of March 2020, Rocket Internet has made 118 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 24, 2020, when Loadsmile raised A$750K. Rocket Internet has had 32 exits, the most notable of which include Delivery Hero, HelloFresh, and Funding Circle. Rocket Internet has raised two funds, their latest being Rocket Internet Capital Partners II SCS. This fund was announced on October 31, 2019 and raised a total of $679.1M.

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People

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Role
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Ahmed-Karim BERRADA

Employee

Alaa Hatahet

Founder

Alessandra Scriva

Employee

Alexander Greinacher

Employee

Alexander Obukhov

Employee

Artem Stepanenko

Employee

Dandé Brigitta Stella

Employee

David S. Njie

Employee

David Schwintowski

Employee

Domen Pogacnik

Employee

Gaurav Tiwari

Employee

Gennadiy Zlobin

Employee

George Katsanos

Employee

Gion-Otto Presser-Velder

Employee

Irsan Aria

Employee

Joe Gemayel

Employee

Julia Docolas

Employee

Lodewijk Sutorius

Employee

Luka Defar

Employee

Maëlle Chérubin

Employee

Mart Polman

Employee

Nicolaus Nagel

Employee

Nicole AE

Employee

Nitin Reen

Founder

Rico Fernando

Employee

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Romain Dillet
May 19, 2021
TechCrunch
European startup studio eFounders has now been around for 10 years. And because a birthday sounds like a good opportunity to share some metrics, the portfolio companies have reached a valuation of $2 billion together -- only 18 months after reaching $1 billion. eFounders says it is focused on building the future of work. In practical [...]
Romain Dillet
May 19, 2021
TechCrunch
European startup studio eFounders has now been around for 10 years. And because a birthday sounds like a good opportunity to share some metrics, the portfolio companies have reached a valuation of $2 billion together -- only 18 months after reaching $1 billion. eFounders says it is focused on building the future of work. In practical [...]
Press Trust of India
April 5, 2021
@bsindia
Profile building startup CareerLabs on Monday said it has secured USD 2.2 million in a new financing round led by Rocket Internets VC fund Global Founders Capital to scale its platform.
Robin Wauters
February 23, 2021
Tech.eu
Just a couple of days after Klaus Hommels' Lakestar (rather successfully) listed its SPAC on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, there's some other interesting SPAC-related news for those who are interested in the phenomenon. Two German entrepreneurs are teaming up with a UK-based technology investor and dealmaker to list a $300 million SPAC in the US, [...]
Matthew Fox
December 29, 2020
markets.businessinsider.com
Rocket Internet's valuation has fallen from more than $10 billion when it launched its IPO in 2014, to $3.6 billion today, according to Bloomberg.
Walter Thompson
December 28, 2020
TechCrunch
Adopt a "hire slow, fire fast" mentality for your expansion strategy. Don't be afraid to pull the plug if things don't work out.
Mike Butcher
September 1, 2020
TechCrunch
It was all supposed to be so different. When Rocket Internet IPO'd in 2014 it was the largest tech company floatation in Europe for 7 years. A year later it had lost $46m and it's valuation had dropped by 30%. Since then the German start-up factory behind internet companies such as Delivery Hero, Zalando and [...]
Reuters Editorial
April 2, 2020
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German tech investor Rocket Internet said on Thursday it had sold its stake in African ecommerce company Jumia, which has seen its shares steadily fall since they listed last April on Wall Street.
Steve O'Hear
August 13, 2019
TechCrunch
Caterwings, the Rocket Internet-founded corporate catering marketplace that operates in 8 countries, has acquired German competitor Lemoncat. Terms remain undisclosed, although I understand from a source close to the company that it was an "8-digit all stock" deal and sees investors, which include Lukasz Gadowski, Target Global, Point 9, and Northzone, pick up shares in [...]
Reuters Editorial
April 4, 2019
U.S.
German ecommerce investor Rocket Internet will set up more companies in 2019 than last year, it said on Thursday, as investors raise questions about the company's direction now most of its big holdings are listed or on track to go public.
Reuters Editorial
November 30, 2018
U.S.
The chief executive of Rocket Internet is poised to pounce if the recent fall in tech stocks continues, putting to work the German ecommerce investor's 2 billion euros ($2.28 billion) of available cash.

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