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Rocket Internet and Roland Berger plan ‘super incubator’ (updated)

Both companies will each hold 50 percent of the incubator, Roland Berger’s CEO Charles-Edouard Bouée told German Manager Magazin.

“Our company will work like a factory and will produce one company with a digital business model after another,” he explains.

That sounds pretty much like what Rocket Internet is doing right now. It’s not only unclear in how far the incubator will differ, nor when and where it will start.

The joint venture is part of Roland Berger’s new business strategy.

Update (December 23rd, 2014): This venture aims to become the core of a wide-ranging European digital business network that is open to incubators, investors, technology providers, and other digital players. The goal is to bring together firms of different sizes from different segments to help them form alliances and push digital innovation, e.g. by inventing new business models, and thus support the digitalization of the European business world.

Full Story: Venture Beat


December 31, 2014