Rocket Internet starts its own advertising and PR agency
35 people will be moved from Rocket’s communication department to the agency called RCKT. First clients are 25 Rocket companies, e.g. Westwing, foodpanda, and PAYMILL. Soon, however, RCKT also wants to acquire external clients.
Run a Shop expands its business to Asia
The Berlin-based e-commerce publisher and price comparison startup Run a Shop launched its Indian price comparison engine www.salefire.in on January 28th and has, according to the company, been used by 85,000 users. Besides India, the service operates in countries such as Australia, Brazil and France as well as the UK and US.
Interview: Christin Friedrich Curates German Crowdfunding Innovation, Knowledge and Capital at Innovestment
Christin Friedrich, Managing Director at Innovestment, speaks about the company and the regulatory environment for crowdfunding in Germany.
“You can easily book a flight at any travel agency or website around the world. This is not possible for intercity bus tickets,” Distribusion CEO Julian Hauck and co-founder says. ”We want to change that and make distribution of bus products as simple and cost-efficient as possible. …Up until now, travel agencies and OTAs have had to connect to various providers and maintain multiple reservation systems. We are offering a one-stop solution with all intercity bus products from a single source with the highest data quality.”