Rocket Internet
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About Rocket Internet

Rocket Internet incubates and invests in Internet companies with proven business models. It provides operational support to its companies and helps them scale internationally.

Rocket Internet focuses predominantly on four industry sectors of online and mobile retail and services that make up a significant share of consumer spending: Food & Groceries, Fashion, General Merchandise and Home & Living.
Rocket Internet’s selected companies are active in a large number of countries around the world with more than 28,000 employees.

Rocket Internet SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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Founded in:
22% employees
78% employees
Oliver Samwer
Chief Executive Officer

Bachelor’s degree, WHU–Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar. Began Career as Trainee at Sal. Oppenheim.

1999, co-founded Alando in Germany and sold the company to eBay; then became Managing Director eBay Germany, Switzerland and Austria. 2000, co–founded Jamba and sold to VeriSign in 2004.

Since 2006, numerous investments, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Groupon, Zalando, Funding Circle, Lazada. 2007, co-founded Rocket Internet. 2014, became CEO and took the company public; Rocket Internet incubates online business models and invests in startups through its venture capital arm Global Founders Capital.

Dr. Johannes Bruder

Dr. Johannes Bruder was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1980.

He studied economics with a specialization in applied game theory in St. Andrews, London (LSE) and Hamburg, supported by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes). Johannes also holds a PhD with distinction in Economics, doing research into the impact of corporate diversification on innovation and risk taking. Before joining Rocket as COO in Berlin, he worked for Google in Germany and founded a mobile first venture. As COO Johannes is responsible for digital operations at Rocket Internet.

Ronny Rentner

Ronny Rentner has been working in the area of web development and eCommerce for more than 15 years. As a software engineer and consultant Ronny was involved in large scale CMS projects for companies like Bayer Schering Pharma and Gruner+Jahr.


Develop and implement multi-channel growth strategies to acquire and retain customers worldwide. Support the growth of our companies in every vertical and in each stage of maturity, from initial market research to global scale.

Venture Development

Develop start-ups and grow diverse business models around the world. Rapidly gain insight and master the skills that entrepreneurs of technology companies require.


Advise and negotiate on the contractual solutions of the future. Co-ordinate the legal strategies that will impact the success of our companies.

Human Resources

Identify talent and consult teams in order to maximize their potential and lead the next winning start-ups.


Lead young companies to success in a dynamic and challenging business environment. Benefit from Rocket’s powerful network of companies, investors and partners.

Business Services

Imagine the work-environment of tomorrow and make it happen. Implement systems and services, manage facilities and coordinate organisational activities for the Rocket Tower.


Assist companies to win over the marketplace in terms of speed, cost, reliability and scalability of operations.


Optimize all aspects of finance in a complex and global environment. Lead structuring, reporting, treasury, M&A and advice local companies.

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