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.
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.
Kinnevik announced that Lorenzo Grabau, CEO for the past two-and-a-half years, will leave his position with immediate effect and Joakim Andersson, CFO since February last year, will step into the vacuum as acting CEO.
EverJobs.lk, a Rocket Internet-operated job site in Sri Lanka, will soon allow educational institutions in the country to publish their courses and training programs on the site.
Chakri.com, an emerging jobs site in Bangladesh, introduced the country’s first-ever video resume, for job seekers who want to impress employers with their personalities even before face-to-face interviews are conducted.
Berlin-based Nestpick, once a platform for mid-term furnished apartments in major European cities, announced recently it will now operate as an aggregator for furnished apartments.
Earlier in October, vacation-rental firm 9Flats announced it had acquired the beleaguered competitor Wimdu, saying that together they will be “the biggest European answer to Airbnb.”
On Oct. 7, Bloomberg weighed in with a long article on Rocket Internet, and why its share price has halved to below €20 since listing in 2014.
Rocket Internet chief technology officer (CTO) Christian von Hardenberg took over the CTO role at Delivery Hero and his place was taken by Ronny Rentner, a former senior vice president for engineering at the Berlin-based incubator.
OLX Pakistan cleverly penciled in Sept. 30 for the kick-off of a new television ad campaign focused on auto and electronic verticals, as cricket enthusiasts were glued to screens to watch the maiden Pakistan-West Indies one-day match.