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This article was published on May 22, 2013


    Rocket Internet-backed online fashion store ZALORA goes full throttle, raises $100 million round

    Rocket Internet-backed online fashion store ZALORA goes full throttle, raises $100 million round Image by: semakokal
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    Holy monster funding round.

    ZALORA, the South-East Asian online beauty and fashion store started in 2012 by Germany-based startup accelerator Rocket Internet, has raised $100 million (not a typo) from regular Rocket co-investors Summit Partners, Kinnevik and Tengelmann Group, along with Verlinvest.

    JP Morgan invested in the business last year.

    The rounds marks one of the largest e-commerce investments in the emerging South-East Asia market and comes just two months after Tengelmann’s initial $26 million investment in ZALORA.

    ZALORA - ASIA'S BIGGEST ONLINE FASHION STORE

    Tengelmann Group is a well-known name in the European retail industry, operating over 4,000 stores in 15 different countries, and employing more than 80,000 people. It claims 10 billion euros in annual turnover.

    ZALORA says it recently delivered its one millionth order, which it notably did just over a year after its launch.

    The company currently operates in nine countries and its portfolio boasts products from 500 local and international brands.

    ZALORA employs more than 1,000 people in total.

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