Tag Archives: Rocket Internet

more bad news (coverage) for Samwers

20 Feb

  “no fun” to work at Groupon After recent reports of the harsh management style of the Samwer brothers there is more bad news: Employees from Groupon Germany leaked emails in which they were threatened to be “stripped” of their director titles if they didn’t deliver on their tasks. Other employees report on a “no [...]

Samwers and the billion Dollar questions

6 Feb

  How to raise 1 billion dollars As the German Magazine “Focus” reported today, the Samwer brothers are still trying to raise 1 billion USD in order to “keep up” with the US development of Internet based business models. However, after a flood of press coverage concerning the management style as well as a publicly [...]

Ex-Rocket CEO founds new Incubator in Berlin

17 Jan

  Ex-Rocket CEO founds new Incubator in Berlin As we reported on December 18th, key employees (amongst them the CEO) left Rocket Internet Incubator among roumors that they were not happy how they were treated by the Samwer brothers. Now we learned that the former Rocket CEO Christian Weiß founded a new incubator in Berlin: [...]

Weekly Update – 2011/12/18: Artflakes, rocket internet, Ladenzeile, Springer, mylugo, doo, bonusbox

18 Dec

  This is your weekly update about the German startup scene – 1. till 12th of December (two weeks this time due to my holiays )   Artflakes goes USA Artflakes, a Berlin based online marketplace for art, will expand it’s marketplace to the US. According to artflakes co-founder Mathias Fiedler 75% of artflakes traffic [...]

Pinspire – the identical twin (clone) of Pinterest

1 Dec

  Rocket Internet, the incubator of the famous German internet brothers Samwers, has launched another clone of a successfull US website: Pinspire is nearly identical to pinterest. After many other clones (see my post on the German clone wars), most famous of all the amazing story of CityDeal and Groupon, the German internet scene is [...]