Rocket Internet

Rocket Internet

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Incubates, builds and operationally develops internet-based business models. Learn more

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Market cap
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Net debt
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Enterprise valuation
€7.5b (Public information from Oct 2014)
Company register number HRB 165662 B (Charlottenburg (Berlin))
Berlin Germany (HQ)

Financials

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Revenues, earnings & profits over time
EUR2016201720182019202020212022
Revenues50.0m36.0m44.5m67.3m72.2m67.0m67.0m
% growth-(28 %)24 %51 %7 %(7 %)-
EBITDA(563m)(54.8m)203m181m(13.0m)(8.0m)(11.0m)
% EBITDA margin(1127 %)(152 %)456 %269 %(18 %)(12 %)(16 %)
Profit--201m285m(13.0m)(9.0m)(11.0m)
% profit margin--452 %423 %(18 %)(13 %)(16 %)
R&D budget8.6m7.3m4.6m2.7m---
R&D % of revenue17 %20 %10 %4 %---

Source: Dealroom estimates

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DateInvestorsAmountRound
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€500k

Seed

€35.0m

Early VC

€500m

Early VC

€333m

Late VC

€435m

Late VC

N/A

Late VC
N/A

$1.8b

Valuation: $8.2b

IPO
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€588m

Post IPO Equity
Total Funding€1.3b

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Rocket Internet, accessible at rocket-internet.com, is a global startup incubator and investment firm that partners with ambitious entrepreneurs to build market-leading companies. The company operates primarily in the e-commerce and technology sectors, serving a diverse range of clients from fashion to home living. Rocket Internet's business model revolves around two main activities: incubation and investment.

In the incubation phase, Rocket Internet uses its proprietary processes to create companies from scratch. This involves providing new technologies, market insights, and effective business solutions to help startups achieve segment leadership. For example, Rocket Internet played a crucial role in the success of Dafiti, the largest fashion e-commerce company in Latin America, by offering these essential resources.

On the investment side, Rocket Internet operates through its division, Global Founders Capital. This division partners with daring entrepreneurs to fund and support their ventures. The firm’s extensive operational support team accelerates the growth of these ventures, helping them scale dynamically and innovatively. A notable success story is Westwing, an international online retailer for home and living, which benefited from Rocket Internet's investment and shared vision to navigate a fragmented market.

Rocket Internet's portfolio is impressive, with over 200 active companies across six continents. The firm makes money through equity stakes in these startups, benefiting from their growth and eventual success. By providing both the initial push through incubation and ongoing support through investment, Rocket Internet ensures that its portfolio companies have the best chance to thrive in competitive markets.

Keywords: startup incubator, investment firm, e-commerce, technology, Global Founders Capital, operational support, market insights, business solutions, equity stakes, global portfolio.

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