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20. 6. 2022, Marianna Zapotilová

Top news: Rockaway Ventures announces another investment: thanks to Germany’s FreewayCamper it is once again betting on shared caravans

After recent investments in the Czech Campiri platform and the Greek Spotawheel start-up, Rockaway Ventures has announced another interesting investment. This time, it’s into Germany’s FreewayCamper, also supported by the founders of the successful Germany company FlixBus. Rockaway Ventures thus once again has set its sights on a company focusing on a camping product. FreewayCamper, which operates primarily in Germany, recently expanded to the Polish and Italian markets. Altogether it raised over EUR 30 million of financing, consisting of equity, venture debt and bank debt. Rockaway Ventures was the lead equity investor in the round.

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Anna Zbirovská: New talent on a ventures team that’s on the move

There are usually two types of university students. There are those who try to fly through their semesters as quickly as possible and give a wide berth to anything else university-related, and then there are those who take advantage of every opportunity their studies offer them. Anna Zbirovská, who has been working for Rockaway since January as an Investment Associate, was without a doubt the second type – and about ten times over. But, as she says, work terms, competitions, Erasmus programmes, and other opportunities gradually opened doors to the world of investment. Today, at the age of 28, Anna is responsible for helping Rockaway find and analyze new start-ups that have market-changing potential.

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Rockaway Ventures bets on Czech startup Campiri

Rockaway Ventures has once again made another important investment. This time it has set it sights on Czech start-up Campiri. The promising caravan sharing web platform, which is also available in Poland, Slovakia, and Greece is aiming to further expand its services in eastern and southern Europe. In its seed round, Campiri received a total of EUR 1.03 million from Rockaway. Other investors in this round, which totalled EUR 2.3 million, were the Miton investment group and the Purple Ventures capital fund.

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Rockaway Ventures completes first investment round with almost a quarter of the target amount of EUR 100 million and completes another investment

The Rockaway Ventures Fund (RVF), with a target value of EUR 100 million, has received roughly a quarter of this amount from investors in the first round, about 600 milion CZK. Its current portfolio, with recently completed investments in Germany’s Viviere and Estonia’s Lingvist, now also includes Spotawheel, a Greek used-car sales platform, which was ranked last year by the Financial Times as one of the fastest-growing specialized shops in Europe. Simultaneously, RVF is launching a Czech fund for qualified investors, which will allow even more investors to invest into tech start-ups. Starting in April of this year, it will also be possible to invest in the fund via AMISTA and J&T Bank.

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