Bertelsmann India Investments

Bertelsmann India Investments

The strategic investment arm of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA in India. They focus on investing in pioneering companies in digital, education, media and services sectors, and on early stage, as well as growth stage investments.

Bertelsmann India Investments (BII) is the strategic investment arm of Bertelsmann SE & Co that is headquartered in Abcoudem Netherlands and was founded by the Bertelsmann Group as a strategic investment arm focused on supporting Indian companies. The firm is focused on investing in digital, education, media and services companies operating in India. The firm makes both early-stage and growth-stage investments.

Investments

As of November 2019 Bertelsmann India Investments has made 26 investments, has 15 companies in its portfolio, and has made 1 exit. Notable investments made by Bertelsmann India Investments include: AgroStar, Eruditus, Helion, Inurture Education Solutions, Kaizen, Shiprocket, Lendingkart, Lets Transport, Licious, Nirvana, Pepperfry, Quikr, Roposo, Rupeek, Saavn, Treebo, and WizIQ.

Events

Bertelsmann India Investments holds a Bertelsmann India Summit summit each year that focuses on a different theme each year related to the investment focus of the firm. In 2019 the Bertelsmann India Summit focuses on education.

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Lendingkart Technologies is an Ahmedabad-based financial technology company developing tools for alternative data analysis and offering working capital loans for small businesses.

Treebo is India's leading tech-enabled, asset-light affordable accommodation brand.

Emeritus Institute of Management is a Singapore-based company.

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Omar Faridi
May 21, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Indian online lender Lendingkart secures over $42 million in funding via round led by Bertelsmann India Investments, others.

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