Bertelsmann Investments

Bertelsmann Investments bundles Bertelsmann’s shares in startups around the world. Its activities are focused on the strategic growth regions of Brazil, China, and India, as well as the U.S. and Europe.
Investments are made via the international investment platforms Bertelsmann Asia Investments (BAI), Bertelsmann India Investments (BII), Bertelsmann Brazil Investments (BBI) and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI). Through them, Bertelsmann is involved in more than 100 innovative companies.

Bertelsmann Asia Investments
China is one of the world’s most promising emerging markets– including for Bertelsmann. Founded in 2008, Bertelsmann Asia Investments (BAI), is a testament to the company’s long-term commitment to China. The investment platform headed by Annabelle Long focuses on the new media, internet and mobile internet, online education, new technologies, outsourcing, and services sectors. The fund currently owns stakes in 50 startups.

Bertelsmann India Investments
A growing young middle class and rapidly rising Internet penetration make India an attractive destination for investors like Bertelsmann. Bertelsmann India Investments (BII) concentrates its business investments on the digital business, education, media, and services sectors. BII invests in pioneering companies that develop new technologies, business models and visions for the future. The fund’s investments include the furnishings portal Pepperfry, the online music streaming service Saavn, and the real-estate portal Indiaproperty. In the higher education sector, BII invested in the online learning platform WizIQ and the training provider iNurture. It is also invested in three funds of funds: Kaizen Private Equity, Helion Venture Partners and Nirvana Fund.

Bertelsmann Brazil Investments
A growing young middle class and rapidly rising Internet penetration make India an attractive destination for investors like Bertelsmann. Bertelsmann India Investments (BII) concentrates its business investments on the digital business, education, media, and services sectors. BII invests in pioneering companies that develop new technologies, business models and visions for the future.

The fund’s investments include the furnishings portal Pepperfry, the online music streaming service Saavn, and the real-estate portal Indiaproperty. In the higher education sector, BII invested in the online learning platform WizIQ and the training provider iNurture. It is also invested in three funds of funds: Kaizen Private Equity, Helion Venture Partners and Nirvana Fund.

Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments
Believing in the future also means investing in new ideas and innovations. Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI) does so. BDMI is a venture capital fund that systematically invests in innovative, up-and-coming digital media companies in the U.S. and Europe. BDMI helps start-ups to connect and network with the Bertelsmann divisions and thus grow into successful players in the digital media landscape through partnerships. For Bertelsmann, the fund also serves as a trend scout. The BDMI portfolio comprises some 40 investments, including startups such as the next-generation publisher Clique Media, the e-commerce companies Food52 and Frank&Oak, and the online video marketer Jukin Media.

 

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