Germany's Copycat Kings Launch a Venture Fund
Germany’s Samwer brothers—Oliver, Marc, and Alexander—have made hundreds of millions of dollars by rolling out international copycat versions of American e-businesses, including eBay, Groupon, Zappos, Pinterest, and Fab. “There are pioneering entrepreneurs and execution entrepreneurs, and maybe we belong more to the execution entrepreneurs,” Oliver Samwer once said, defending the derivative nature of the Samwer strategy.
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