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  • April 15th, 2015
    6 million Euros for Thermondo - Holtzbrinck Ventures and Rocket invest

    - Largest German installer for heating systems in 1-2 family homes in 2014 - Thermondo installation teams in 12 German cities - 30% growth in sales per month in 2014, 140 new hires until year-end - New capital for nationwide expansion and tripling of IT development capacity

  • April 8th, 2015
    Global Fashion Group announces appointment of group management and further funding round

    Global Fashion Group appoints Romain Voog as Chief Executive Officer and Nils Chrestin as Chief Financial Officer // Merger of the five leading emerging markets fashion e-commerce companies to create Global Fashion Group completed // Global Fashion Group raises additional EUR 32 million of primary capital from Tengelmann Ventures and Verlinvest at the merger valuation // Global Fashion Group continues to focus on its significant growth opportunities in fashion e-commerce across 27 emerging markets in four continents

  • April 1st, 2015
    Move to new headquarters: Rocket Tower Berlin will be unveiled in 2016

    Berlin, Germany, 1 April 2015 – Rocket Internet SE (“Rocket“, ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET) today announced to move to new headquarters located in Berlin’s city centre. The company will relocate its headquarters to the GSW building in Charlottenstraße 4 in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district with a view to the former Checkpoint Charlie. Named the “Rocket Tower”, Europe’s largest start-up campus will emerge in two interconnected buildings. The construction is expected to host office space amounting to 22,000 square metres for employees in all departments as well as companies from Rocket’s global network. The move into the Rocket Tower will begin early next year with extensive renovations and is slated to be completed at the end of 2016.

  • April 1st, 2015
    Umzug in neues Hauptquartier: Rocket Tower Berlin wird 2016 eröffnet

    Berlin, Deutschland, 1. April 2015 – Die Rocket Internet SE („Rocket”, ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET) hat heute den Umzug in einen neuen Firmensitz im Berliner Stadtzentrum bekanntgegeben. Neues Hauptquartier des Unternehmens wird das GSW-Hochhaus in der Charlottenstraße 4 im Berliner Stadtteil Kreuzberg mit direktem Blick auf den ehemaligen Checkpoint Charlie. In zwei miteinander verbundenen Gebäuden entsteht mit dem „Rocket Tower“ Europas größter Start-up-Campus. Er soll auf mehr als 22.000 Quadratmetern Arbeitsfläche für Mitarbeiter aller Bereiche von Rocket sowie Unternehmen aus dem globalen Rocket-Netzwerk beherbergen. Der Umzug in den neuen Rocket Tower wird nach umfangreichen Umbaumaßnahmen Anfang 2016 beginnen und spätestens Ende 2016 abgeschlossen sein.

  • March 30th, 2015
    Rocket Internet Launches Beauty & Wellness Marketplace Vaniday in Brazil

    Vaniday (www.vaniday.com.br), an online marketplace for beauty and wellness professionals that aims to revolutionize the way customers find and book beauty and wellness services, is now live in Brazil - the third largest beauty market in the world. The company already has plans for international roll-out. The service is available via their website, with an app coming soon for both iOS and Android.

  • March 25th, 2015
    Helpling raises EUR 43M in funding

    Helpling, the leading global platform for on-demand home services, has secured EUR 43M in Series B funding. The investment was led by Lakestar, Kite Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners, Lukasz Gadowski and Rocket Internet. With the EUR 13,5M Series A funding in 2014, Helpling has now raised a total of EUR 56,5M in less than one year after launch.

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