Posts Tagged: Samwer brothers

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Why a Rocket Internet IPO won’t happen so soon

Taking into account the complexity of orchestrating a public offering and the need for caution due to a poor IPO climate, Rocket Internet is...

  • March 19, 2013
  • at 8:29 am
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Global Founders Capital: A new USD193M stage-agnostic fund by the Samwer brothers

Entrepreneurship, investments, business management — the Samwer brothers, on the backs of Rocket Internet and Europeans Founders Fund,...

  • March 18, 2013
  • at 5:22 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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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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It’s Official: J.P. Morgan Invests in Lazada

We heard rumors about J.P. Morgan wanting to invest up to $50 million in Rocket’s e-commerce Lazada. It’s official now. The press releas...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 12:59 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
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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Samwer Brothers Kickstart $193 Million Global Founders Capital

The makers of Rocket Internet, Oliver Samwer and Marc Samwer, together with Fabian Siegal, co-founder of ClickandBuy (sold to Deutsche Telek...

  • March 18, 2013
  • at 6:07 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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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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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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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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After FoodPanda, PricePanda by Rocket Internet set for imminent launch

PricePanda, an online price comparison site, will be the next new business from Rocket Internet to land in Southeast Asia, according to Indo...

  • May 6, 2012
  • at 11:38 pm
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