Tag Archives: Oliver Samwer

Rocket Internet releases promo video for its upcoming IPO

Rocket Internet, the infamous “clone factory” of the Samwer brothers, is about to IPO in the beginning of next month (probably on October 2nd). The Berlin-based company is aiming to reach a market capitalization of over € 6 billion. In order … Continue reading

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25 things you should know about Oliver Samwer (CEO, Rocket Internet)

Probably everyone following what’s happening in the startup world has heard of Oliver Samwer before. But aside of some myths and rumors, there is not that much info about the CEO of Rocket Internet out there. Latest rumors say, that … Continue reading

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Rocket Internet becomes an AG (public company) and appoints Oliver Samwer as its CEO

Rocket Internet, the controversial company builder out of Berlin, just switched its legal form from GmbH (comparable to Ltd.) to an AG (public company) and appointed Oliver Samwer as its CEO. This suggests, that Oliver Samwer is going to play an even … Continue reading

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Oliver Samwer sees no value in physical stores (NOAH13)

The video footage of last year’s NOAH Conference just got released. One of the highlights here is definitely the fireside chat with Oliver Samwer of Rocket Internet. Check out what he had to say:

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Rocket Internet – the billion dollar incubator

Rocket Internet announced today that it has raised a total of $500 million from partners Investment AB Kinnevik and Access Industries since May 2012. This represents the largest investment ever made in an internet incubator and accelerator company. The funds will be used to … Continue reading

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The 3 most controversial founders out of Germany

Let me introduce you to the three most controversial Internet founders out of Germany. Probably you’ve already heard of one or all three of them, but I thought it might be entertaining to provide you with a short list and … Continue reading

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Worth reading: Oliver Samwer, Flattr, Mindshapes, tape.tv

There are so many interesting stories out there and since EU-Startups.com is a hobby project, we unfortunately don’t have the time to cover all of them. We can’t even manage to read through all the emails we get regarding this … Continue reading

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Oliver Samwer: The most aggressive guy on the Internet?

TechCrunch Europe has just leaked an internal e-mail from Oliver Samwer to his “colleagues” at a Rocket Internet backed startup. Oliver is one of Europes most successful but also most controversial entrepreneurs. Rumors say, that his startup incubator Rocket Internet … Continue reading

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