German government takes on Rocket Internet’s house-cleaning site

24 Jun 2015

In August last year we reported (here) about the German government’s plan to launch a home-cleaning services site in competition with about six privately-funded competitors, including Rocket Internet’s startup Helpling, and U.S.-based

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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.