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Rocket Internet

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Alexander Samwer Christopher Strauch Fabio Tran Issam Abedin Jan Wilmking Marc Samwer Michele Ferrario Navid Hadzaad Javaherian Nickyl Raithatha Oliver Samwer Stefan Jung


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Total investments 151
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 104
Rounds per year 10.07
Lead investments 29
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 37
Key employees 8

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Retail

Rocket Internet appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 2007. The company was established in Europe in Germany. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Berlin.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The average startup value when the investment from Rocket Internet is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Rocket Internet works on 7 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 4 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Rocket Internet, startups are often financed by Summit Partners, Phenomen Ventures, H14. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are TEV | Tengelmann Ventures, btov Partners, RTP Global. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Global Founders Capital, TEV | Tengelmann Ventures, Summit Partners.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Financial Services, Marketplace. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Germany. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Delivery Hero, Lazada Group, Funding Circle Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The fund was created by Alexander Samwer, Marc Samwer, Oliver Samwer. The overall number of key employees were 1.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Consumer Lending
Personal Finance
$4M19 Apr 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Mobile Apps
$1M18 Jan 2022 Delhi, Delhi, India


Financial Services
Wealth Management
$86M27 Dec 2021 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Vertical Aerospace

Air Transportation
Mechanical Engineering
16 Dec 2021 Bristol, England, United Kingdom


$590K01 Dec 2021 Madrid, Madrid, Spain


$5M06 Oct 2021 Grand Casablanca, Pachalik de Bouskoura, Morocco


Big Data
Information Technology
$11M02 Aug 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Financial Services
Transaction Processing
$200M26 Jul 2021 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore


Information Technology
Real Estate
$25M23 Jul 2021 Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia


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