Accelerators · Incubator

Will Rocket Internet’s struggles make other incubators think twice about going public?

Luigi Guarnieri Sales Support Cash&Carry presso Esprinet Italia

May 25th, 2017

Rocket Internet is the only publicly traded incubator that I know of. As a pioneer in this regard, it has not done well since it IPO’d in 2014. In April, the incubator reported a net loss of nearly 800 million Euros as many of the companies in its portfolio continued to lose money. Is this the end of incubators going public?