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Helpling acquires Hassle.com to form the world’s biggest home-cleaning marketplace

Helpling, Rocket Internet’s on-demand home services platform, officially announced today the acquisition of Hassle.com, the European pioneer of this business model and market leader in the UK. According to our colleagues at tech.eu, Helpling has dropped €32 million on the … Continue reading

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Global Fashion Group announces €150 million internal financing round

Rocket Internet today announced that it is participating in a €150 million internal financing round in Global Fashion Group (GFG) – together with a group of shareholders including Investment AB Kinnevik. Furthermore, Rocket Internet has agreed to contribute the two Brazilian … Continue reading

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Home24 announces €120 million financing round to support future growth

Home24, Europe‘s leading online furniture retailer, today announced a financing round of €120 million. The additional capital will further strengthen the balance sheet and enable the company’s continued growth in its existing eight markets. In 2014, Home24, generated a significant growth of 72.5%

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5 unexpected things Rocket Internet’s annual report for 2014 reveals

Yesterday, Rocket Internet published its first full year financial report since the IPO in 2014. Although revenues grew significantly (volume weighted net revenue growth of 82%) compared to 2013, Rocket Internet also announced a total loss of €20,2 million for … Continue reading

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Rocket Internet Acquires Wayra Germany startup Volo

Wayra, Telefónica’s start-up accelerator, today announced its first large-scale successful exit strategy for a start-up from its Academy in Munich. Thanks to the professional support and preparation provided by Wayra, Volo’s Munich-based delivery service has managed to impress Rocket Internet.

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Thermondo secures € 6 million from Holtzbrinck Ventures and Rocket Internet

Thermondo, one of the pioneers of the digital revolution in the heat solution and installation market, raises fresh capital (€6 million) from Holtzbrinck Ventures and Rocket Internet as well as from the existing investors E.ON, IBB and Grey Corp. The Berlin-based startup … Continue reading

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Lamudi secures $18 million to expand in Asia and Latin America

Berlin based, property portal Lamudi secures second round of funding to grow operations across Asia and Latin America. Backed by Rocket Internet, Lamudi recently merged two regional companies before securing three investors. The funding round was led by Asia Pacific … Continue reading

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Oliver Samwer: “We don’t attack – we might friendly enter America”

Yesterday at the DLD Conference in Munich, Oliver Samwer (CEO of Rocket Internet) sat down with Stefan Winners (Hubert Burda Media) to talk about global expansion, Rocket Internet, execution, work ethics and many more topics. As you might now, Oliver Samwer … Continue reading

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nestpick, a platform for verified rental booking, starts its European expansion

nestpick, the online platform for verified rental booking, today launches in the UK, France, Italy and Spain. The Berlin-based startup enables the younger generation to rent or let mid-term accommodation securely, quickly and conveniently. The startup was founded in May … Continue reading

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Laundry app ZipJet launches in London

ZipJet, Rocket Internet’s new laundry service, launched in London today. The new startup is aimed at liberating Londoners from the tedious task of laundry – their job is to pick your dirty clothing whenever and wherever you like and return … Continue reading

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