Portfolio News

Read all press releases and announcements from our portfolio companies.

June 22, 2018

Winners of the Digital Top 50 Awards 2018 announced

DT50 Winners 2018: Dashmote, Corner Job, Kaia Health, TWINO, Madaster

May 9, 2018

Nominees announced for Digital Top 50 Awards 2018

Google, McKinsey, and Rocket Internet have named the top 50 European techs of 2018 as nominees for the Digital Top 50 awards.

February 14, 2018

Looking for Europe’s Best: The Digital Top 50 Awards 2018 by Google, McKinsey and Rocket Internet join forces with TOA

Five categories: B2B Start-ups, B2C Start-ups, B2B Scale-ups, B2C Scale-ups, and Tech for Social Impact Companies // Cash prize of 50,000 Euros for Tech for Social Impact winner // Non-monetary benefits by Google, McKinsey and Rocket Internet for…

January 22, 2018

Spotcap and BAWAG Group partner up to offer same-day financing to Austrian SMEs

Global online lender launches Lending-as-a-Service proposition

Year 2017

November 29, 2017

InstaFreight schließt Finanzierungsrunde über 8 Millionen Euro ab

InstaFreight schließt neue Finanzierungsrunde ab // Private Investmentgesellschaft investiert 8 Millionen Euro // Maximilian Schäfer wird weiterer Managing Director von InstaFreight

November 16, 2017

Laundry startup Zipjet, acquires Paris based competitor Cleanio

Rocket Internet’s Zipjet merges with competitor Cleanio, combining forces on the Parisian dry cleaning and laundry market // Cleanio Co-Founders Florian Legris and Richard Gozlan, join Zipjet as senior management team members

November 9, 2017

Global Savings Group achieves 3rd place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award – Germany’s fastest-growing technology companies

The Global Savings Group secures 3rd place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2017 ranking. Deloitte awards the country’s 50 fastest growing technology companies based on revenue growth from the past four years on an annual basis.

October 23, 2017

Pflegetiger adds Digital Health Ventures as new investor, accelerates growth

Since summer 2016, Pflegetiger has been developing its innovative concept of neighborhood care, a concept designed to make in-home care attractive for care professionals again.

October 19, 2017

Global Savings Group Secures USD 23M in Financing to Strengthen its Offering Outside of Couponing

The Global Savings Group, a leading global digital commerce platform for publishers, advertisers and consumers, has just secured USD 23m (EUR 19m) in financing. The funding comes from Holtzbrinck Ventures, Rocket Internet, Deutsche Telekom Venture…

October 9, 2017

Global Online Lender Spotcap Issues €120M In Credit Lines to SMEs

Spotcap raises additional €22M in funding.

September 15, 2017

HelloFresh Accelerates Hiring to Expand IT and Tech Team

Plans to Hire 100+ New HelloTech Team Members in the next months to Drive Innovation.

September 7, 2017

HelloFresh Taps Tobias Hartmann as President of North America and Management Board Member

Meal Kit Company on Hiring Sprint to Support Rapid Growth of U.S. Business.

August 24, 2017

Global Savings Group continuously on path of global Growth with record results and profits in 2016

• New record result in operating business – Profitability in 2016 // • Total GMV up 99.4% to EUR 463m in 2016 // • Rebranding of CupoNation Group into Global Savings Group // • Continuous growth of global reach – Successful extension of brand…

August 14, 2017

HelloFresh pursues global growth story with strong performance in Q2 2017

Continued strong revenue growth in Q2 2017 of 53% vs. Q2 2016 to over EUR 230 million // Robust performance across all key performance indicators // Consistent margin expansion vs. Q2 2016: gross margin up c. 2 points to 59%; adjusted EBITDA margin…

August 2, 2017

Online Cleaning Marketplace Helpling secures investment from Unilever Ventures

Helpling, Europe’s leading marketplace for booking household services like home cleaning, has announced today that it has secured an investment from Unilever Ventures. The investment by Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies,…

July 20, 2017

Zipjet announces increased investment from Henkel

Further investment enables Zipjet to consolidate position as European market leader Zipjet, the on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service, today announces that existing shareholder Henkel increased its total investment in the business. Henkel’s…

July 6, 2017

Global Savings Group is partnering with Tradera to strengthen the Nordic foothold

The Global Savings Group (“GSG”), a leading operator of a global online platform that curates and distributes shopping recommendations, deals, and discounts worldwide, has announced its partnership with Tradera, the leading online auction-style…

July 4, 2017

Success of an On-Demand Staffing Platform in Singapore – Over 10,000 Downloads in Less than a Month of App Release

UShift (www.ushift.com.sg) released their App a month ago. The Singapore based company provides a platform that matches hourly-waged workers with employers in a fast and convenient way. UShift is part of the Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), a…

July 5, 2017

Daraz and Kaymu become one e-commerce platform

Daraz Group announced today that the union of the two e-commerce giants Daraz and Kaymu, last year, is now complete. Daraz and Kaymu Merges-Become One E-Commerce Platform. Going forward, there will only be one active website – www.daraz.pk – through…

June 29, 2017

CupoNation and SPIEGEL ONLINE launch premium discount code portal

CupoNation, a leading international provider and operator of discount code and deals portals, and SPIEGEL ONLINE, the leading German-language news website, are launching the premium discount code portal gutscheine.spiegel.de

June 1, 2017

Campsy announces strategic acquisition of french Camping and Co.

Campsy announces strategic acquisition of french Camping and Co. to become Europe’s #1 online booking platform for camping vacations, one of the last digital white spots in the travel sector.

June 1, 2017

Cleaning Platform Helpling Rolls out its Global Brand to the UK and Ireland

Hassle.com, the European pioneer for booking a trusted and local cleaner online, today announced that the company has rebranded to Helpling in order to extend its market leadership in the UK and Ireland. This move takes place two years after Hassle.…

May 31, 2017

Delivering cashless e-commerce in Africa

Africa’s online retail sector presents an exciting opportunity for retailers to grow their businesses by connecting with new customers. According to Jumia, Africa’s number one online retailer, the e-commerce sector must focus on delivering a…

May 30, 2017

Delivery Hero announces acquisition of Middle Eastern delivery service Carriage

Delivery Hero Group (“Delivery Hero”), the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace, announced today it has agreed to acquire* Carriage, a young and fast-growing food delivery platform based in Kuwait and operating in the Gulf…

May 19, 2017

InstaFreight wins Eco Performance Award 2017

Leading European Eco Performance Award for the first time awards a sustainability award to a German start-up // InstaFreight is a pioneer in sustainability in the transport and logistics industry

May 31, 2017

CupoNation partners with ABP Live to strengthen its positioning in India

CupoNation, a globally leading operator of online savings destination platforms, announced its partnership with ‘ABP Live’ today, expanding its reach in terms of offering savings opportunities for all online shoppers in India.

April 12, 2017

ZEN Rooms announces US$ 4.1M series A funding round to consolidate leadership in Asian budget accommodation market

ZEN Rooms successfully closed a US$4.1M Series A funding round to consolidate its leadership in the South-East Asian budget accommodation market, bringing total funding raised by the company to US$8M // Financing comes from South Korea’s Redbadge…

April 1, 2017

Delivery Hero announces strategic partnership with AmRest

Delivery Hero GmbH (“Delivery Hero”), a leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace, announced today that it has entered a regional partnership with AmRest Holding SE (“AmRest”), the largest publicly listed restaurant operator in…

March 20, 2017

InstaFreight treibt Digitalisierung der Transportbranche voran - neue App und Website gelauncht

InstaFreight schließt Beta-Phase ab und launcht optimiertes Produkt // App und neue Website ermöglichen schnellen und verlässlichen Click & Buy Prozess // Online Track & Trace System ermöglicht geographische Verfolgung der Aufträge //…

March 16, 2017

Helpling secures additional investment of €10M to expand into additional verticals

Helpling, Europe’s leading marketplace for booking household services online, has today announced that it has secured EUR 10M additional investment from existing investors, led by APACIG. The investment will be used to expand its marketplace to…

February 13, 2017

Delivery Hero Group announces integration plan of foodpanda

After successful closing of the foodpanda acquisition by the Delivery Hero Group a detailed post-merger integration plan, as agreed between Delivery Hero and foodpanda management, was announced today.

February 2, 2017

Rocket Internet starts in-home care service Pflegetiger in Germany

Pflegetiger optimizes shift planning and allows care professionals to spend significantly more time with their patients // Concept of a neighborhood-based care service reduces the time spent on duty strokes // The team currently employs 40 qualified…

February 21, 2017

Rocket Internets Onlineplattform CATERWINGS expandiert nach Stuttgart

Die Cateringplattform CATERWINGS startet ihren Service im Februar in Stuttgart . Nach dem erfolgreichen Start in London und Berlin im letzten Jahr expandierte das Unternehmen bereits nach Hamburg, München, Frankfurt am Main, einen großen Teil…

January 30, 2017

Online lender Spotcap partners with bank and raises a further EUR 14M

Online lender Spotcap today announces a partnership with NZX-listed New Zealand bank, Heartland, with the bank providing 14 million euros of debt funding to the fast growing fintech. At the same time, Spotcap has launched into its fifth market, New…

January 27, 2017

Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG) announces start of new tech hub in Bangkok

The Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), a Joint Venture of Rocket Internet and Ooredoo, has announced today the setup of their new tech headquarters in Thailand. The tech hub based in Bangkok will manage the product development & technical…

January 18, 2017

Helpling extends business model to become Europe’s market leader for household services

Helpling, Europe’s leading platform for booking a vetted and insured cleaner online, announced today the extension of its business model. Customers will now be able to book additional household services such as window cleaning, furniture assembling…

Year 2016

November 8, 2016

Fintech-Unternehmen Zinsgold startet in Deutschland

Zinsgold ermöglicht die schnelle und unkomplizierte Online-Anlage von Festgeld. Das Fintech-Unternehmen Zinsgold (www.zinsgold.de) startet heute in Deutschland. Das von Rocket Internet gegründete Unternehmen bietet für die Kunden eine digitale…

November 3, 2016

Online lender Spotcap launches in UK

Fintech lender issues 50 million euros in credit lines to finance opportunities for SMEs. Two years after its launch, online lender Spotcap is expanding into the UK market, providing flexible and accessible funding solutions to small and medium-…

October 26, 2016

Nestpick starts a new business model

As an aggregator platform for furnished apartments, Nestpick aims to make the process of finding a home more convenient. Nestpick (www.nestpick.com) starts a new business model. The company will operate as an aggregator platform for thousands of…

September 9, 2016

HelloFresh and Bosch team up to make cooking time quicker and easier in the connected kitchen

State-of-the-art technology is at the heart of HelloFresh’s latest cooperation.The company has recently teamed up with Bosch Hausgeräte to harness digital networking in the kitchen by integrating the Home Connect technology with the popular…