Germany’s Samwer Brothers Suffer Two Disappointing IPOs

Oliver Samwer, CEO and founder of Rocket Internet, on the floor of the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt on Oct. 2 Photograph by Arne Dedert/AP Photo

“I am the most aggressive guy on internet on the planet,” German tech entrepreneur Oliver Samwer once declared in an e-mail to colleagues, adding, “I will die to win and i expect the same from you!” Clearly prone to extreme emotion, Samwer may be feeling a bit angsty today following the disappointing debut of his company Rocket Internet on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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