Rocket Internet

We live in exciting times. First, the internet is changing the way we live – we buy food, rent apartments and sign credit leases online. Second, emerging marketing are growing fast – more and more people are able to afford a higher standard of living. Rocket Internet is the only company that taps into these two developments on a global scale, industrializing company building and making products and services accessible everywhere. Rocket Internet and its network of companies are active in more than 110 countries around the globe with more than 36,000 people. You find our companies and local offices in many of the world’s emerging capitals and cities and we are headquartered right in the vibrant center of Berlin, Europe's Silicon Valley. HOW WE WORK Our aim is to make people’s most needed and cherished products and services accessible to them – no matter where they are in the world and in every aspect of their life. Our mission is to identify, build and/or invest in companies with the goal of long-term, sustainable impact. We spot proven business models and act fast to become market leaders, paving the way for long-term profitability. When it comes to operations, no one thinks ahead or executes like we do. We are in it for the long run. WITHOUT OUR PEOPLE WE WOULDN’T BE WHERE WE ARE TODAY Our team of experts in all disciplines enables us to grow, meet challenges, and to continuously move our business forward. For all our employees 6 principles are part of their DNA and makes them the perfect fit for Rocket Internet. 1) We take ownership 2) We think big 3) We act fast 4) We exchange globally 5) We aim to win 6) And while doing so, we value all our companies in Rocket Internet's network.

Berlin, DE
Size (employees)
937 (est)
Rocket Internet was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Berlin, DE

Rocket Internet Office Locations

Rocket Internet has an office in Berlin
Berlin, DE (HQ)
20 Johannisstraße

Rocket Internet Data and Metrics

Rocket Internet Financial Metrics

Rocket Internet's revenue was reported to be €306.1 m in FY, 2015 which is a 53% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

306.1 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Gross profit (FY, 2015)

242 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

(197.8 m)

EBITDA (FY, 2015)

(200.8 m)

EBIT (FY, 2015)

(226.1 m)

Market capitalization (24-Jul-2017)

2.8 b

Closing share price (24-Jul-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2015)

1.8 b


1.5 b
Rocket Internet's current market capitalization is €2.8 b.
EURFY, 2014FY, 2015


648.6 m306.1 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

69.8 m64.1 m

Gross profit

578.9 m242 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

87.7 m82.5 m

General and administrative expense

141.9 m171.7 m

Operating expense total

229.5 m254.1 m

Depreciation and amortization

2.7 m7.3 m


424.4 m(200.8 m)

EBITDA margin, %



421.8 m(226.1 m)

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

16.5 m65.4 m

Interest income

28.5 m95.1 m

Pre tax profit

433.8 m(196.4 m)

Income tax expense

5 m(1.4 m)

Net Income

428.8 m(197.8 m)
EURY, 2014Y, 2015


2.1 b1.8 b

Total Assets

3.9 b5 b

Total Debt

5.3 m526.9 m

Total Liabilities

3.9 b5 b
EURFY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

(94.6 m)(105.5 m)
Y, 2015


-7.6 x


-6.7 x


-14.4 x

Rocket Internet Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015

Servings Delivered

12.3 m49.5 m

Active Subscribers

172.7 k614.5 k

Rocket Internet Market Value History

Rocket Internet Revenue Breakdown

Traffic Overview of Rocket Internet

Rocket Internet Online and Social Media Presence

Rocket Internet News and Updates

Take-away ordering giant Delivery Hero raises massive €387 million in pre-IPO funding from Naspers

Take-away food ordering and delivery service Delivery Hero has raised €387 million (about $423 million) from Naspers, a global Internet and media group that often backs and acquires companies in Europe. The Berlin-headquartered company, one of Rocket Internet’s most successful incubatees, has raised…

Takeaway startup Delivery Hero has just raised €387 million to help it take on Deliveroo

BERLIN — Takeaway delivery service Delivery Hero has raised €387 million (£328 million) to help it take on rivals like Deliveroo and UberEats. The Berlin-headquartered company — whose growth has been fuelled by local startup accelerator Rocket Internet — has now raised over …

Naspers invests €387M in European food delivery business Delivery Hero

 Continuing its massive spending spree in Europe, the global technology and media investment conglomerate, Naspers, has invested €387 million ($421.3 million) in the online food ordering and delivery business Delivery Hero. Read More

On-demand delivery startup Jinn locates $10M in further funding

 London-headquartered Jinn, the same-hour ‘shop on your behalf’ delivery app that currently operates in the U.K. and Spain, has raised $10 million in further funding. It brings total raised by the company to a modest $20 million in comparison to other players in the on-demand delivery space. Read Mo…

On-demand road freight startup Ontruck pulls in $10M Series A led by Atomico and Idinvest

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