April 14, 2021

Start-up Budget Bakers from Rockaway’s portfolio has obtained a record investment from Holland

Czech FinTech start-up BudgetBakers, developer of the Wallet and Board applications and in which the ventures division of the Rockaway Capital investment group invested in 2017, has received an investment of almost CZK 160 million (EUR 6.25 million) from Jasper Anderluh and Niels Klok, co-founders of European on-line broker DEGIRO. The investment aims to support further growth of BudgetBakers on the European market, not only through development of the Wallet application itself, but also to make BudgetBakers technology accessible to third parties via an API.

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February 18, 2021

Andrea Lauren: How at Rockaway Ventures we're learning to put ESG into practice

In 2005 UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan first presented the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UN PRI) at the New York Stock Exchange. These principles are based on the conviction that problems related to the environment, social aspects, and corporate governance (ESG) can affect the performance of investments. Institutional investors should therefore be obliged to take them into account in their investment decisions and not just look at the traditional financial and operating indicators.

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January 15, 2021

Dušan Zábrodský: How a crazy idea became the "Balkan Amazon" that's tearing down borders

Soon it will be six years since Rockaway entered what for us was a hitherto unexplored market – the Balkans. And back then we followed our motto, “hic sunt leones” to the letter. In this commentary I’ll show you what the Gjirafa experience taught us, what’s key when you decided to build a business in a country you know nothing about, and what you should watch out for in the Balkans.

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December 10, 2020

Andrea Lauren: The IPO storm: how the global Covid-19 crisis has helped primary capital markets

Brian Chesky in a suit on the front page of the Financial Times: yes, it’s here, the long-awaited, then postponed and now re-announced Airbnb IPO on NASDAQ, at a share price of U$ 68. Through this emission, the company will receive U$ 3.4 billion, giving the company a total market cap of U$ 40.6 billion. Seven percent of shares will be allocated to the hosts who rent their apartments, rooms, villas and wigwams through Airbnb. That’s of course a smart move that will ensure their loyalty to the platform and a stable selection of accommodations for guests.

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