We chat on Glass Ceiling with Oksana Goncharova about Rocket Internet and moving to Australia to launch The Iconic, and the work she’s doing at Ansarada.
German startup giant Rocket Internet has acquired Australian online corporate catering business Order-In. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Launching online self storage startups seems to be all the rage this year, with Rocket Internet-backed SpaceWays launching in Australia in February, and Melbourne-based competitor Boxly following soon after. Whether consumers are actually taking to them is a different story – SpaceWays recently shut up shop and headed back to London.
Spotcap, a Rocket Internet-backed startup offering microloans to small and medium-sized businesses, has launched in Australia.
UK online food delivery startup Just Eat has agreed to acquire Australian startup Menulog for a reported $865 million. The deal, which is subject to approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board, comes three months after Menulog acquired Eat Now.
Following its foray into the Australian market two months ago, Rocket Internet’s self storage startup SpaceWays now has a competitor, with Melbourne-based startup Boxly launching today.
On Wednesday night I attended a talk at the University of Sydney by two of the founders of The Iconic. Most of you should know what The Iconic is, especially if you have the internet radio or tv. One of the things that I didn’t know about the Iconic was that it was a manufactured startup, like One Direction – but a tech business.