German Rocket Internet plants to launch at least ten start-ups in 2015, adding to the ten new companies of this year. The Germans will also collaborate more closely with Facebook regarding advertising.
10 in 2014, 10 in 2015
Rocket Internet says it will still open three more companies this year, which means it will have opened ten companies in 2014. It wants to repeat that next year, by launching another 10 internet companies.
Rocket Internet believes the value of traded goods on its 12 largest sites, with Russian Lamoda and Indian Jabong, has grown 104 % in the six months leading up to 30 June.
The company, which also helped launch Zalando, has launched several dozens of internet companies, which it uses to mimic Amazon's success in emerging markets. It is mainly active in Africa, Latin America and Russia.