3. March 2016–
German soccer star Philipp Lahm invests in Berlin-based startup
Philipp Lahm is one of Germany’s most famous soccer stars. Besides that, he also has an interest in startups. After investing in sports goods producer Sixtus in early 2015, he has now joined other business angels for a seven-digit amount for Fanmiles. The startup offers a platform for fans, where they receive rewards for their fan action (e.g. visiting a concert or following their stars on social media platforms).
Rocket’s Africa Internet receives €300 million
Rocket Internet’s Africa Group, which holds all their ventures in Africa, received a € 300 million investment. French insurance company Axa, telephone company MTN and Rocket Internet, as well as new investor Goldman Sachs came together for this deal.