Rocket Internet

Indonesian wedding marketplace Bridestory gets Series A funding from Rocket Internet
Jakarta-based online wedding marketplace Bridestory has just secured Series A funding from Rocket Internet Group. Financial terms were not disclosed.
PricePanda and Australia’s Getprice to merge
Berlin-based PricePanda, a Rocket Internet subsidiary, and Sydney-based Getprice have announced that they will merge to create a network across the Asia Pacific region, under the Next Commerce banner.
Acquisition spree: FoodPanda gobbles up Asian competitors, including Room Service
Online food delivery company FoodPanda said it has fully acquired key competitors in seven Asian countries, including the Room Service business in three Asean countries, less than two months after a similar acquisition spree in Europe.
Rocket Internet’s APACIG launches e-commerce site in Myanmar, Bangladesh
Singapore-based Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), a joint venture between Germany’s Rocket Internet and Qatar’s Ooredoo, has announced the launch of its general merchandise e-commerce platform Daraz (www.daraz.com) in Bangladesh and Myanmar (called Shop.com.mm).
Easy Taxi scales down Malaysian ops, layoffs begin
20 to 30 members of Malaysian team told they would be laid off Company withdraws from India, Hong Kong and Indonesia; regional executive leaves
FoodPanda goes mobile-first, most orders coming via devices
FoodPanda, together with its affiliated brands HelloFood and Delivery Club, has recorded five million downloads of its native mobile applications, saying that currently, more than half of its orders come through mobile devices.
Easy Taxi raises US$40mil from new investors
Rocket Internet’s Easy Taxi, a mobile taxi app available in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, said it has secured US$40 million in Series D funding led by the Russian Phenomen Ventures and with the participation of Tengelmann Ventures, the investment company of German retail giant Tengelmann Group.
EasyTaxi continues rapid ride, eyes Asian expansion
With a presence in over 31 countries across three continents and 1,500 employees, it’s been a rapid ride for EasyTaxi since German-based Rocket Internet acquired the Brazilian startup two years ago. Gabey Goh speaks to regional CEO for South-East Asia, Mario Berta.
Rocket Internet's FoodPanda here for the long haul
To expand to East Malaysia by year-end, aims to break even in next 2yrs No plans to acquire any rival, claims already doubling revenue every 6mths
PricePanda launches new clothing category
Price comparison startup PricePanda has launched its new clothing category, alongside existing categories for accessories and footwear, in Malaysia.
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