Today in Berlin: Rocket IPO, TEDxBerlin, Lifetramp, $11 Million for Fashion Startup

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After missing yesterday, we’ll sum up the news from two days today:


Details on Rocket’s IPO

Rocket Internet plans €750 million IPO

Rocket Internet want to  list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange this year. Prior to the IPO, Kinnevik holds 18.1%, United Internet has 10.4%, PLDT has 8.4%, billionaire Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries holds 8.3% and Holtzbrinck Ventures has 2.5%. Read more on Forbes

TEDxBerlin Report

TEDxBerlin: “The Next Step” Through Eyes of Its Speakers

TEDxBerlin was celebrating its fifth anniversary with a diverse program of 18 speakers and two performers. Read more

Why not try a new career

The Story of Lifetramp, A Startup That Lets You Try on a New Career for Size

Originating from Poland, Lifetramp can be described as the Couchsurfing for jobs. It is a platform that connects mentors with people who are curious to see how a day in the life of certain career looks like. Read more


Investment: $11 Million in Fashion

Handmade Italien quality gets a lot to offer you shoes for less

Scarosso, a startup for high-end, handmade Italian shoes raised a round of $11Million. The investors are NEO Investment Partners, DN Capital, and IBB’s VC fond Kreativwirtschaft Berlin. Read more


Image: Felicitas Hackmann