The Internet (and Rocket Internet’s place in it), according to Samwer

17 Sep 2014

For what seems like ages, but is in fact just more than one year, Berlin-based start-up expert Rocket Internet has been competing with the “big classifieds guys” in emerging markets around the world. Today it is active in 100 countries and putting the final touches to an IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange later this year (our report


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.