Rocket may clone Stripe to beef up payments portfolio

Rumors suggest the Samwer brothers are prepping a clone of hot payments startup Stripe to add to their copies of Square and BillMeLater – though it remains to be seen whether this would be a quick-sale ploy or a long-term play.

Revealed: the full extent of the Rocket clone empire

Germany’s Samwer brothers are notorious as Europe’s chief cloners of web companies through their Rocket Internet vehicle. But we discovered their empire of e-commerce copycats is increasingly global, with companies operating in more than 50 countries worldwide.