BDMI

BDMI

A venture capital firm in New York City investing in digital media technologies.

Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments is a corporate venture capital arm of Bertelsmann which specializes in seed, early-stage and later-stage investments. The firm prefers to invest in the media technology, broadcast television, multimedia and publishing service sectors. It was founded in 2006 and is based in New York, New York.

BDMI focuses predominantly on Series A and B investments, but also has a seed fund that includes about 20 companies. The initial investment range is from $500,000 to $3 million. They look for opportunities where they can accelerate growth through BDMI's financial and management resources and close connectivity with one or more Bertelsmann divisions.

Investment

BDMI's investments include Full Fill, Podsights, Ana Luisa, boostr, Whisbi, Spectrm, HeyMama, Art19, Wibbitz Inc., VENN and Figments.

Their exited investments include Food52, CrowdTwist, Mic Network, StyleHaul, Vindicia, Panjo, Trion Worlds, Inverse, Kitchen Stories, Satago, Orange Chef and Nonabox.

Funds

BDMI has raised a total of $63 million in a single venture fund, Digital Media Investments Fund. This fund was announced on March 3, 2006 and raised a total of $63 million.

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Funded Companies

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Acorns (finance)

Acorns is an Irvine, California-based micro-investing company allowing users to round up consumer purchases and invest the change.

Saving
Irvine, California
Food52

A company offering an online food marketplace with a curated shop, home and kitchen content, and a community for kitchen and home enthusiasts.

E-commerce
New York
CrowdTwist

A loyalty rewards software company. It was acquired by Oracle on November 8, 2019.

Software
New York
Skimlinks

Skimlinks is a big data company.

Big data
Traity

Traity is a company founded by José Ignacio Fernández, Borja Martín and Juan Cartagena.

Insurance
Pathmatics

Company

Advertising
Blair (company)

A company that provides career guidance and student financing. It offers income share agreement funding option for students needing financial support.

Frank & Oak

Frank & Oak is a Montreal-based company founded in 2012 by Hicham Ratnani.

E-commerce
Montreal
Wondery

Wondery is an Hollywood-based podcast company.

Podcast
Hollywood
Fatherly

Mic (media company)

Company

The Orange Chef

The Orange Chef is a San Francisco-based company.

San Francisco
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