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

Who we are

Your Growth Specialists

Established in 2012, Bertelsmann India Investments (BII) is a sector agnostic venture capital fund that has proven to be a strong pillar for mentoring growth stage companies into unicorns. In the past decade, BII has invested in category-defining companies including Eruditus, Licious, Shiprocket, Pepperfry, AgroStar, Bijak, Skeps and Vymo, among others. BII focuses on early growth stage investments (Series A to D) in tech driven startups. It is known for disruptive investments in lucrative sectors such as healthtech, fintech, agritech, edtech and others. Bertelsmann India Investments (BII) is the strategic investment arm of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA in India. BII is part of Bertelsmann Investments, which has so far invested more than $1.06 billion in over 250 innovative companies and funds.

Why us

We believe in long-term partnerships

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

Bertelsmann Group

A leading media, services 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

Current portfolio

AgroStar

Helping Farmers Win
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Bijak

B2B Marketplace for Agri-traders
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Eruditus/Emeritus

Making Global IVY education accessible to the world.
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iNurture

Pioneer in career-ready and industry relevant formal education
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Lendingkart

India's leading online lending business
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Lets Transport

India's largest Intracity Logistics Platform
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Licious

India's fastest growing meat and seafood brand
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Orange Health

India’s Fasted Home Diagnostics Lab
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Pepperfry

Where Indians shop for their homes
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Quikr

Aasaan hai badalna
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Rupeek

India's fastest growing gold lending marketplace
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Shiprocket

India’s leading eCommerce shipping platform
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SKEPS

Transforming POS Lending Ecosystem
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Treebo

Technology enabled budget hotel chain
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Kaizenvest

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

Early stage venture capital fund
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Vymo

Sales Acceleration Platform
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Previous Investments

Saavn

India’s music streaming service
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Indiaproperty (Acquired by Quikr)

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

UGC focused social network
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WizIQ

Leading Global Education Technology Provider
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Helion

Early to mid-stage, India focused venture fund
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Team

Meet the team

Advisory Team

Pankaj Makkar

Managing Director
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Rohit Sood

Partner
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Jayesh Bavle

Head of Finance
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Keshav Bagri

Associate
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Neha Singhal

Associate
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Vaani Malik

Manager – Marketing & Communications
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Padmaja Sadagoban

Manager – Finance
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Raghav Syal

Senior Analyst
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Aarushi Sharma

Senior Analyst
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Arnav Gupta

Analyst
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Liza Baweja

Senior Office Manager
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Yogeshwari Chawla

Assistant Manager
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Investment Committee

Carsten Coesfeld

Chief Executive Officer of Bertelsmann Investments
 

Shobhna Mohn

Chief Strategy Officer of Bertelsmann Investments
 

Joern Caumanns

Chief Financial Officer of Bertelsmann Investments
 

Jessica Lohn

Senior Vice President Corporate Controlling and Strategy, Bertelsmann
 

News & Media

BII Stories

Press Releases
June 28, 2022

Bertelsmann India Investments Plans Investments Exceeding USD 500 Million

Bertelsmann is systematically implementing its Group-wide Boost 25 strategy: Under the program, the Bertelsmann India Investments (BII) fund will make new and follow-on investments totaling €470 million (around USD 500 million).
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BII News
June 28, 2022

Propelling India’s Growth Story!

Bertelsmann is systematically implementing its Group-wide Boost 25 strategy. Under the strategy, the company plans to invest between €5 billion and €7 billion by 2025. BII is ready to deepen its engagement within India and expand further with a structured agenda. We are pleased to announce that we aim to invest €470 million (around $500 million) in the next five years.
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BII News
June 28, 2022

Bertelsmann raises $500 million to deploy in India

Bertelsmann India Investments (BII), the venture capital investment arm of Germany-headquartered media firm Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, has raised $500 million to be invested in India over the next few years.
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Podcast




Season 2

 

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Honest, candid and to-the-point…Building It Up with Bertelsmann is India’s first business podcast that focuses on entrepreneurship and growth-pangs of a Start-up. Listen to leaders of the start-up community share what goes behind taking a company from 10 to 100 and how to solve some of the biggest growth challenges.
After all, they’ve been there, done that!

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Pramath Sinha on building self-sustaining new-age institutions

 
 
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Bertelsmann India Summit is a unique platform to discuss cutting edge trends and innovative business models with ecosystem stalwarts. This year we bring you Innovation in Education as the Summit theme, where you will meet policy makers, educators, innovative companies and investors that are redefining the way India will be educated tomorrow & beyond.

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Contact

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