According to Gründerszene.de, U.S. billionaire Len Blavatnik bosts the Samwer incubator into the international pole position.
Rumors on such an investment were heard for a long time, but now Gründerszene claims the deal closed and 200 million USD are transfered to Rocket Internet. Len Blavatnik of Access Industries in return will receive an unspecified number of shares at the Berlin incubator.
In March Blavatnik already invested in Glossybox, a product out of the Samwer incubator for a seven percent share.
This sums Rocket’s vault to nearly one billion(!).
Quite some money to spend on international rollouts and copycats, isn’t it?