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Year 2019

September 3, 2019

home24 achieves 28% growth in Q2 2019 and shows significant profitability improvements

home24 achieves 28% growth in Q2 2019 and shows significant profitability improvements   Strong increase in revenue to EUR 85 million in Q2 2019, representing 28% growth in constant currency compared to Q2 2018 Growth and profitability show…

August 21, 2019

Jumia reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

Continued strong growth of topline drivers and 94% increase in Gross profit Continued delivery of cost efficiency improvements and focus on JumiaPay   Lagos, August 21, 2019 – Jumia Technologies AG (NYSE: JMIA) (“Jumia” or the Company)…

August 21, 2019

Global Fashion Group delivers strong second quarter

Luxembourg, 21st August 2019 - Global Fashion Group S.A. (GFG), the leading online fashion and lifestyle destination in growth markets, has delivered strong second quarter and first half results, in line with the guidance set out as part of the…

August 12, 2019

European market leader B2B Food Group acquires LEMONCAT

Market leadership in Germany: Caterwings and Lemoncat join forces.   Berlin, August 2019: The B2B Food Group, parent company of Caterwings and operator of catering platforms in eight countries, acquires LEMONCAT to become the clear market leader…

July 4, 2019

Seeking Europe’s Best Startups: Applications Open for The Digital Top 50 Awards

For the third DT50 awards, Google, McKinsey and Rocket Internet have teamed up, along with Freshfields, to recognise Europe’s leading startups. Applications are now open across 4 categories: Best B2B Startup, Best B2C Startups, Best Early Stage…

June 25, 2019

Tech Community expertlead raises €7m in Series A round

Freelance tech community ‘expertlead’ raises €7m in Series A funding to scale its business Acton Capital Partners and SEEK have joined Rocket Internet as investors in the round expertlead positioned to support tech professionals through all stages…

March 15, 2019

Westwing profitably growing in FY 2018 fuelled by strong customer loyalty

Revenue growth of 16% yoy and profitable at 1.2% Adj EBITDA margin, in line with guidance Very strong DACH segment with 36% growth yoy and 4% Adj EBITDA margin International segment progressing and gradually replicating successful DACH role model…

March 6, 2019

HelloFresh builds on a successful FY 2018 and targets continued strong growth momentum in 2019

Audited FY 2018 figures: High growth rate with Group revenue of EUR 1,279.2 million (41.4% y-o-y growth; FY 2017: EUR 904.9 million) Expanding margins: 3.5 percentage points AEBITDA margin improvement to negative 4.3% in FY 2018 AEBITDA positive…

February 26, 2019

Global Fashion Group FY 2018 Results

Luxembourg, 26th February 2019 – Global Fashion Group (GFG), the leading online fashion and lifestyle destination in growth markets, delivers accelerated top line growth, with full year Net Merchandise Value (NMV) increasing by 22.5% to EUR 1,453…

February 13, 2019

home24 achieves strong revenue growth of 18% in the full year 2018

Strong currency-adjusted revenue growth of 19% to EUR 92 million in Q4 2018, with partial shift of revenue recognition to Q1 2019 Total annual revenues for 2018 of EUR 313 million corresponds to 18% currency-adjusted revenue growth Significant…

January 17, 2019

Personio erhält $40 Millionen in Series B Finanzierungsrunde von Index Ventures

München, 17. Januar 2019; Personio, der Münchner Anbieter der gleichnamigen HR-Softwarelösung für kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen, hat eine sehr erfolgreiche Series B Finanzierungsrunde in Höhe von 40 Millionen US-Dollar abgeschlossen. Der…

Year 2018

November 27, 2018

home24 is back on growth path and increases revenue in Q3 2018 significantly

16% currency-adjusted revenue growth in Q3 2018 and 18% currency-adjusted revenue growth in 9M 2018 25-31% currency-adjusted revenue growth for Q4 2018 and thus total annual revenue of EUR 315 - 323 million in 2018 expected Investments made in Q3…

November 20, 2018

Westwing profitably growing in the first nine months of 2018

Revenue increased by 19.6% year on year to EUR 175.2 million in the first nine months of 2018 Profitable at 0.7% Adj EBITDA margin in the first nine months of 2018 DACH segment with substantial revenue growth of 42.8% in the first nine months of…

October 30, 2018

Smart Home-Experte tink sammelt über 10 Millionen Euro ein

Berlin, 30. Oktober 2018 ⎯ Der Smart Home-Experte tink mit Sitz in Berlin und San Francisco schließt eine Finanzierungsrunde in Höhe von mehr als 10 Millionen Euro ab. Die komplette Series B-Runde wurde dabei von den Alt-Investoren Rocket Internet,…

October 17, 2018

HelloFresh SE: HelloFresh SE acquires Chef's Plate Inc.

HelloFresh SE / Key word(s): Takeover HelloFresh SE: HelloFresh SE acquires Chef's Plate Inc.   17-Oct-2018 / 19:15 CET/CEST Disclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, transmitted by DGAP - a…

September 12, 2018

home24 SE achieves significant revenue increase in the first half of 2018


August 13, 2018

HelloFresh SE: HelloFresh SE invests in further growth, raises its revenue outlook and expects to achieve break-even in the course of 2019

HelloFresh SE / Key word(s): Strategic Company Decision/Change in Forecast HelloFresh SE: HelloFresh SE invests in further growth, raises its revenue outlook and expects to achieve break-even in the course of 2019 13-Aug-2018 / 07:07 CET/CEST…

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.

March 20, 2018

HelloFresh SE: HelloFresh acquires Green Chef Corporation

HelloFresh SE: HelloFresh acquires Green Chef Corporation HelloFresh SE / Key word(s): Takeover HelloFresh SE: HelloFresh acquires Green Chef Corporation 20-March-2018 / 19:49 CET/CEST Disclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR of…

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 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…

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…

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.…