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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.


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.


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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Tarush Bhalla
August 12, 2021
Eruditus will use the proceeds from the round to develop new courses in conjunction with university partners, create new products and industry verticals, double down on new geographical markets, and fund acquisitions
Madhurima Nandy
July 8, 2021
The latest fund-raise takes Shiprocket's total funding to $94.3 million
Madhurima Nandy
July 8, 2021
New investor Info Edge Ventures and existing backers March Capital and Tribe Capital took part in the round. Strategic partners such as Razorpay and Innoven Capital, and entrepreneurs including Cred founder Kunal Shah and Deepinder Goyal, founder, Zomato also participated
Samreen Ahmad
July 2, 2021
Existing investors 3one4 Capital, Bertelsmann India Investments, Vertex Growth Fund, and Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India also participated in this round of fundraising.
Peerzada Abrar
February 18, 2021
The e-commerce shipping firm processes more than 4 mn monthly shipments, enabling more than 100,000 sellers to sell directly to their consumers across India
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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