Oliver Samwer is presenting at IdeaLab! 2016 on Oct 7, 2016  

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Co-Founder & CEO @
Investments
3 Investments in 2 Companies
Born:
1972
Gender:
Male
Location:
Munich
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Oliver Samwer was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1972. Oliver holds M.Sc. degree in Business Administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Upon graduation, Oliver and his two brothers founded Alando.de in 1999.

After the sale of Alando.de to eBay Inc., he was Managing Director of eBay, responsible for Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

In 2000, Oliver and his two brothers founded Jamba! AG, which was acquired by Verisign Inc. in 2004.

In 2007, Oliver founded Rocket Internet. Since 2014, Oliver has served as Rocket’s Chief Executive Officer. Oliver is responsible for strategy development and implementation, business development and investor relations.

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Co-Founder & CEO

Jan, 2007 - Current   (over 9 years)
Past
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Company
Jun, 2000
Aug, 2000
MD - Germany, Switzerland & Austria
Jan, 1999
Jun, 2000
Co-Founder (Alando.de)

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Investments (3)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2015$3.5M / Series B (Lead)Personal Investment
Jan, 2008$26M / Series DPersonal Investment
Jan, 2007$4M / Series CPersonal Investment

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Upcoming Event Appearances (1)

IdeaLab! 2016

October 07, 2016 - October 08, 2016

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Burgplatz 2, Vallendar, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Europe's leading student run founders' conference. Every year at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management.

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