Following the launch in October of LetGo, a stuff classified app, in Ukraine, Naspers now launched an Ukrainian version of Otodom, the successful Polish real estate vertical, this month.
It happened to Craigslist. It happens to pretty much any new peer-to-peer classified marketplace. And now it's Facebook Marketplace's turn. The new classified app has been stung by a string of in person robberies when goods are exchanged.
Wuzzuf.net, Egypt’s online job site, acquired the job assessment platform Viriphi.com for an undisclosed amount. This was a rare deal, in a region where mergers and acquisitions among start-ups are still uncommon.
Het Mediahuis in Belgium has submitted a €243-million ($256 million U.S.) bid to take over the Dutch Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG). Both media groups own a whole host of classified sites.
Remco Armee, COO of Marktplaats.nl, will leave the company to become head of e-commerce business at Independer from the start of January.
At the end of last year, the Axel Springer magazine Deutsche-startups.de counted 46 proptech start-ups in Germany. The commercial real estate news site Gewerbe-Quadrat counted around 80 of them (not including real estate marketplaces) in March this year. By November, that number has risen to 126.
After spending a decade with EBay and Gumtree Australia, Paolo Ragone joined HiPages (HomeImprovementPages.com.au) in October this year as chief technology officer (CTO).
Seemingly, a reactivated link-building campaign of Everjobs in Bangladesh - and especially its move closer to job seekers on the ground - are translating into traffic growth for the site.
Nigeria-based intern-jobs start-up Stutern launched a monthly Lagos Tech Tour for enthusiasts and stakeholders, to grow its brand presence within the technology and business community. In December, the first round of the one-day Lagos tour charged a participation fee of $15 - and sold out.
Schibsted Spain has added 50 employees at its Barcelona headquarters this year, mostly engineers and developers. The classifieds giant now boasts a team of almost 200 in the Catalan city, with another 840 employees across Spain.