That’s a big bet on a nascent market.
Zalora is Rocket Internet’s Southeast Asian Zappos clone. It raised $100 million earlier this year, and is tacking on another $112 million to fuel its growth.
The notorious Berlin-based incubator launched a peer-to-peer lending platform called Lendico which connects borrowers with lenders, along the lines of LendingClub, Prosper, and Zopa.
Linio, which positions itself as the ‘Amazon of Latin America,’ is soaking up $50 million in new funding to continue its growth.
HelloFresh, a Berlin, Germany-based company that aims to make tasty, healthy meals at home as effortless as possible, has nabbed another $7.5 million to boost its market share in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan made a large investment into the Rocket Internet-backed Dafiti Group, one of Latin America’s largest e-commerce retailers.
The Berlin-based super-incubator announced that it has acquired Janamesa, an online food delivery service that rivals its portfolio company, HelloFood.
Rocket Internet continues on its quest for world domination of e-commerce. The Iconic is the leading online fashion retailer in Australia, and wants to stay that way.
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