Rocket Internet buys stocks back, stock rises – Samwer writes profits, but profit of his start-ups is missing

For the start-up investor Rocket Internet, a good half year comes to an end.The holdings of CEO Oliver Samwer, however, postpone their prospects for profits. The IPOs from the portfolio are still worthwhile for Oliver Samwer. His company Rocket Internet wrote a profit of 297 million euros in the first half of 2018. Samwer invests in start-ups and wants to

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How to write a technology resume in 2018

Every New Year brings new opportunities — including, for many, career opportunities. Technology professionals know that many companies are competing for talented employees with unique perspectives, skills and talents. In this environment, you must be clear and concise without adding to the noise. Part of presenting a polished professional IT or tech image is your

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Serious predictions about 2018 in tech

Coming up in 2018: Elon Musk sets off a supervolcano; Twitter ups the character limit to 20,000 and physical cash becomes the hottest new cryptocurrency Getty/CryptoKitties/composite Things in the technology world move rather quickly. Last year we saw Uber wrestle with self-implosion while North Korea tested off its hacking skills on an unsuspecting world. At Apple, Tim Cook

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This week in Germany: Snapchat, Jodel, Propertybase

What happened in the world of German startups this week? FinTech startup Fincompare pulls in €2.5 million The Berlin FinTech startup Fincompare (German) raised €2.5 million (€2.8 million) in a seed round with help from Speedinvest, an Austrian venture capital firm and Uniqa, a Austrian insurance company. Several Berlin-based business angels, like André Bajorat, also invested

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Volkswagen Launches New Berlin-Based Company: MOIA

The Volkswagen Group has launched its own mobility services company at the “Tech Crunch Disrupt” technology event in London. The Berlin-headquartered new venture, called MOIA, will provide the manufacturer with a platform from which to drive forward its transformation into a “globally leading provider of sustainable mobility”, a statement said. A ride-hailing app will form

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Rocket Internet narrows losses but growth stalls

Rocket Internet narrows losses but growth stalls | Reuters German e-commerce investor Rocket Internet (RKET.DE) reined in losses at its main start-ups in the third quarter but revenue growth slowed at meal box delivery business HelloFresh and online furniture site Home24. The company published updated valuations for its major holdings, totaling 3.7 billion euros ($3.9

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Will Berlin Become Europe’s Top Tech Hub?

­ <img height=”1″ width=”1″ style=”display:none” src=”https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=258384337829807&ev=PageView&noscript=1″ /> <img height=”1″ width=”1″ style=”display:none;” alt=”” src=”https://analytics.twitter.com/i/adsct?txn_id=nurig&p_id=Twitter&tw_sale_amount=0&tw_order_quantity=0″ /> <img height=”1″ width=”1″ style=”display:none;” alt=”” src=”//t.co/i/adsct?txn_id=nurig&p_id=Twitter&tw_sale_amount=0&tw_order_quantity=0″ /> With more than 2,500 startups in Berlin, why is Germany such a hotspot for entrepreneurship an what are the opportunities for business leaders? That was the focus of a live Twitter Q&A with two

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