Germany’s Samwer brothers make Facebook investment

oliversamwer.jpgalexander-samwer.jpgs630618919_6336.jpgMike Arrington reported this morning that the German serial entrepreneurs Alexander, Marc, and Oliver Samwer participated in Facebook’s recent investment round to the tune of a few million dollars. The Samwers join Chinese billionaire Ling Ka-Shing and Microsoft as strategic Facebook investors.

Known for their investments in studiVZ (a German Facebook clone which they sold for 100 million Euros), LinkedIn, and Frazr (a European Twitter clone), the Samwer brothers will help Facebook navigate and expand into the European market. As previously reported, Facebook will be launching translated versions in several European languages soon.

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3 Responses to “Germany’s Samwer brothers make Facebook investment”

  1. Germany’s Samwer brothers make Facebook investment : Institute for the Networked Future (INF) says:

    [...] Samwer participated in Facebook’s recent investment round to the tune of a few million dollars, reports Justin Smith. The Samwers join Chinese billionaire Ling Ka-Shing and Microsoft as strategic Facebook investors. [...]

  2. Inside Facebook » Ling Ka-Shing bets more on Facebook says:

    [...] foreign investors step in to snap up premium equity in hot sectors. Ka-Shing and Germany’s Samwer brothers are two foreign investors in Facebook that participated in the round at a reported $15 billion [...]

  3. Meet Plinga, Apparently Zynga’s German Copycat says:

    [...] American ones. For example, they invested in German Facebook clone StudiVZ, sold their shares, and in early 2008 bought into Facebook itself. Now, their investment firm, called Rocket Internet, has put money into a new company called [...]

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