New player rockets onto global stage

06 Nov 2013
In recent weeks it became clear that Berlin-based start-up expert Rocket Internet (RI) has serious intentions about becoming the next, big emerging markets classifieds player in the mold of existing big emerging market players Schibsted and Naspers.In the four weeks from early October to early November RI launched three brands in a r

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Christo Volschenk

Christo Volschenk is managing editor of the news on and our senior analyst covering Naspers. He brings more than 31 years of experience in business journalism to the team - the last 18 years focused on classifieds and e-commerce. Apart from working closely with the AIM Group, Christo is a freelance journalist, content manager, and copy editor. Before branching out on his own, he spent 15 years with Naspers in South Africa as journalist, economics editor and online project manager. He now spends most his day editing the news reported by 23 colleagues in 23 countries from his base in Stuttgart, Germany.