Posts Tagged: RocketInternet


Rocket Internet’s taxi booking app Easy Taxi arrives in Thailand

A month after Easy Taxi launched in Hong Kong, Rocket Internet’s taxi booking app is now available in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. Prior...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 1:40 pm
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Beauty box startup VanityTrove acquires Rocket Internet’s Glossybox Taiwan

Taiwan is just the latest destination in VanityTrove's aggressive expansion phase. Starting out of Singapore in December 2011, the company h...

  • February 2, 2013
  • at 1:54 pm
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As Rocket Internet’s Glossybox retreats from parts of Asia, VanityTrove and others spot an opening

Glossybox has had some missteps. Namely, it entered Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Australia, only to withdraw after realizing the markets aren't as...

  • January 11, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Rocket Internet’s Lazada raises money again, gets USD26M from Summit Partners

Lazada, which is Rocket Internet's version of Amazon, claims to be the largest online department store in Southeast Asia.

  • December 6, 2012
  • at 1:12 am
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JP Morgan invests in Rocket Internet again, this time in Zalora

This comes despite persistent rumors that Rocket Internet's Zalora is struggling to gain firm footing in Asia. The investment is pegged to b...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 8:48 pm
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Rocket Internet may not be innovators, but at least they’re disruptive

E-commerce is still underwhelming in Asia. So if Rocket Internet can come in and disrupt this space, customers benefit. That's what matters ...

  • September 17, 2012
  • at 6:53 pm
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Is there any method in Rocket Internet’s madness?

Rocket Internet has expanded rapidly in Southeast Asia. The author previously argued that while they may be bad at innovation, they would se...

  • September 5, 2012
  • at 5:31 am
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Rocket Internet Philippines employee says she was laid off, describes experiences in blog

Rocket Internet, a global cloning machine of startup ideas, has become known for its aggressive corporate culture and hire-and-fire practice...

  • August 17, 2012
  • at 10:12 am
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Klik-Eat gets food delivered online in Jakarta, competes head-on with FoodPanda

Online food delivery websites are sprouting in Southeast Asia, with Indonesia’s being one of them. The website has more...

  • June 11, 2012
  • at 8:15 am
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Rocket Internet’s FoodPanda launches mobile app in 14 countries

The FoodPanda app allows users to filter restaurants by location and order food using their mobile phones.

  • March 4, 2013
  • at 11:54 pm
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Rocket Internet’s Lazada gets almost USD20M from German retail group Tengelmann

Lazada has been raising funds at a furious clip.

  • January 23, 2013
  • at 9:03 am
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Rocket Internet is a Berlin headquartered company that is well-known for cloning successful online startups (usually from the US), replicati...

  • January 10, 2013
  • at 9:32 am
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Rocket Internet’s Lazada gets USD40M from shareholder Kinnevik

Taking into account the earlier JP Morgan investment -- said to be worth between USD50M and USD100M -- Lazada now has a huge war chest to pl...

  • November 12, 2012
  • at 10:59 pm
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Pricepanda, Rocket Internet’s online price comparison service, goes live in Singapore and Malaysia

Meanwhile, the status of Square clone PayLeven's expansion into Asia is up in the air.

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 12:53 am
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JP Morgan confirms investment in Lazada, Rocket Internet’s Amazon clone

Despite Rocket Internet's recent troubles, JP Morgan's investment in Lazada, possibly valued at USD50M or more, is a vote of confidence.

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 12:42 pm
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Rocket Internet shuts down Singapore outfit of furniture portal Home24?

Seems like Home24's sneaking up on Singapore's furniture retailers to try to capture the market didn't work.

  • August 30, 2012
  • at 4:16 pm
Read More, Rocket Internet’s furniture store, will launch tomorrow, says insider

Update on 18th May: There was a couple of days of delay, but has finally launched. Provided there are no unexpected delays, Home24...

  • May 15, 2012
  • at 4:46 pm
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