As passionate investors, we partner with pioneering entrepreneurs and companies to create leaders of tomorrow.

Who we are

Your Growth Specialists

Bertelsmann India Investments (BII) is the strategic investment arm of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA in India. We focus on investing in pioneering companies in the digital, education, media and services sectors, which are developing new technologies, business models and visions of the future. We focus on early stage, as well as growth stage investments.

Digital

Bertelsmann is at the forefront of shaping the digital revolution. At BII, we partner with digital companies through investments, know-how and global connections to build the leaders of the future.

Education

At Bertelsmann, we believe that the education sector is ripe for innovation by creating new business models. At BII, we partner with such innovative education companies to build the leaders of tomorrow.

Media

Bertelsmann believes in creativity being at the heart of value creation. No other company today has a greater variety of media content and platforms. At BII, we partner with new age media companies to build global products and platforms for the future.

Services

BPO services has been a core business for Bertelsmann for the last 50 years. At BII, we partner new age service companies that can benefit from our global outreach to become leaders of tomorrow.

How we invest

We value your creativity

  • You have a product and want to make it dominant.
  • You have established revenues streams and want to institutionalise them.
  • You want to build sales & marketing excellence and prepare for next phase of growth.
  • You want to expand internationally.

Why us

We believe in long-term partnerships

The BII team has extensive operational and investing experience in India, and internationally. Being a part of the global content and service powerhouse, Bertelsmann enables us to be a strong value add and long-term partner to our investee companies.

Bertelsmann Group

A leading media, services and and education company

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Domain Experts

Strong operational expertise and sector knowledge

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Global Network

Home to a strong network of funds with around 100 holdings

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Portfolio

Our portfolio

Roposo

Fashion Social Network
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Pepperfry

Where Indians shop for their homes
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Kartrocket / Kraftly

India’s leading seller enablement platform
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Indiaproperty

India’s leading real estate marketplace offering a one stop shop for total home buying experience
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Saavn

India’s music streaming service
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WizIQ

Leading Global Education Technology Provider
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iNurture

Pioneer in career-ready and industry relevant formal education
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Helion

Early to mid-stage, India focused venture fund
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Kaizen

The only fund focused on investing in human capital transformation in Asia
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Nirvana

Digital Nirvana Fund Company Ltd
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We are eager to hear your story.

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Team

Meet the team

India Advisory Team

Pankaj Makkar

Managing Director
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Svenja Müller

Senior Director
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Rohit Sood

Director
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Stefan Grabmann

Associate
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Chinmay Kamat

Associate
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Akshay Chalikwar

Analyst
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Aneish Goel

Analyst
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Liza Baweja

Office Manager
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Yogeshwari Chawla

Executive Assistant
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India Investment Committee

Thomas Rabe

Chairman and CEO, Bertelsmann
 

Shobhna Mohn

Executive Vice President Growth Regions, Bertelsmann
 

Joern Caumanns

Executive Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions, Bertelsmann
 

Niklas Darijtschuk

Senior Vice President Corporate Controlling and Strategy, Bertelsmann
 

Marcel Reichart

Executive Vice President Digital Development and Partnerships, Bertelsmann
 

Bettina Wulf

Senior Vice President Corporate Legal, Bertelsmann
 

News

BII in the news

Press Releases
April 27, 2016

Bertelsmann invests in Indian fashion social network Roposo

Bertelsmann is making another investment in an Indian digital company: The international media, services and education group acquires a stake in Roposo, a mobile first social network focused on fashion.
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Press Releases
September 10, 2015

Bertelsmann Invests in Indian Music Streaming Service Saavn

The international media, services and education company recently joined other investors in a $100 million financing round for Saavn, India’s leading music streaming service.
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Press Releases
July 28, 2015

Bertelsmann Tops Up Investment in Indian E-commerce Platform Pepperfry.com

The international media, services, and education company is investing a two-digit million sum in Pepperfry.com, as part of a financing round.
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