Oliver Samwer

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Oliver Samwer, CEO of Rocket Internet, a German venture capital group. Photo: Reuters

Rocket Internet shares fell on their first day of trading in Frankfurt, failing to replicate in Europe the investor hype over e-commerce stocks sparke(...)

Founder and CEO of Rocket Internet AG Oliver Samwer. Rocket Internet plans to go public next week. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA

Germany’s Rocket Internet is bringing its planned initial public offering (IPO) forward by a week, citing “exceptional investor demand across all poin(...)

Foodpanda’s office, an online takeout delivery service for restaurants that mirrors the popular American company GrubHub, in Berlin. International companies like Rocket Internet, which funds e-commerce start-ups that mimic proven business models, are operating in sharp contrast to Silicon Valley, where originality is prized

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