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Rocket Internet drastically decreases its team size at the Berlin-based headquarters

Rocket Internet, the startup factory of the Samwer brothers, seems to reduce the headcount at its Berlin headquarters drastically. According to the German Manager Magazin, the company already decreased the team size of the Berlin-based Rocket Internet Holding from 400+ … 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 just sold its Fashion For Home-shares

Fashion for Home, a leading European online shop for designer furniture, has completed a new funding round led by Acton Capital Partners. The existing investor Holtzbrinck Ventures also participated in this recent financing round. The total value of the funding … Continue reading

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Worth reading: Habbo, Mancx, Gamesfounders, Bamarang, Soundrop, Readmill

There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our section “Worth reading” we provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of other … Continue reading

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DropGifts: The global expansion of a Wrapp clone

DropGifts, the Rocket Internet backed Wrapp clone we first introduced you to last month, just started an agressive global expansion. The social gifting app, which started with a German and UK version, is now also available in France, the Netherlands … Continue reading

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GlossyBox: Access Industries invests in Birchbox clone

GlossyBox, the German BirchBox clone of the Samwer brothers, has recently received an investment from Access Industries – an investment company of the American billionaire Leonard Blavatnik. According to an article of Deutsche-Startups.de, Access Industries purchased a stake of roughly … Continue reading

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Fab versus Bamarang: The battle has just begun

It all started with the launch of the Fab clone Bamarang on January of this year. The clone factory of the infamous Samwer brothers not only copied the business model of the New York based flash sales site, but also the … Continue reading

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It’s war: Fab acquires Casacanda to beat the Samwers

Fab.com, the U.S. based e-commerce site for design products – which has just been cloned by the Samwer brothers, is now expanding into Europe with the acquisition of Germany’s Casacanda GmbH. According to the Wall Street Journal, the today announced acquisition is an … Continue reading

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Samwer brothers – on the hunt for new investors

By the end of last week, Yuri Milner (a Russian billionaire & investor in Zynga, Groupon, Facebook etc.) announced that his investment company DST Global is going to acquire a direct minority stake (4 %) in the German shoe & clothing shop Zalando … Continue reading

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Birchbox clone GlossyBox acquires MonCoffretBeaute

GlossyBox, the German Birchbox clone which is backed by the Samwer brothers (and Kinnevik / Holtzbrinck Ventures), has recently acquired MonCoffretBeaute – a French website that also offers beauty samples on a subscription basis and a startup which used to … Continue reading

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