Rocket Internet launches “cut-price” online estate agent

16 Jun 2015

Rocket Internet, Germany’s leading startup incubator, did it again. It copied yet another business model with potential to disrupt. Only difference this time: the business cannot be scaled internationally.

In CIR16.8 of April 22 this year we wrote (on page 60 to 63) about the flurry of activity a legislative change has caused in the German real estate market. At the time, a number of startups l

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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.