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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Current portfolio


Helping Farmers Win
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Enterprise focused gig-work platform
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B2B Marketplace for Agri-traders
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Making Global IVY education accessible to the world.
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Pioneer in career-ready and industry relevant formal education
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India's leading online lending business
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Lets Transport

India's largest Intracity Logistics Platform
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India's fastest growing meat and seafood brand
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Orange Health

India’s Fasted Home Diagnostics Lab
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Where Indians shop for their homes
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Aasaan hai badalna
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India's fastest growing gold lending marketplace
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India’s leading eCommerce shipping platform
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Transforming POS Lending Ecosystem
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Fully Managed Telecalling For Sales & Operations Teams
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Technology enabled budget hotel chain
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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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Sales Acceleration Platform
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Previous Investments


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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UGC focused social network
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Leading Global Education Technology Provider
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Early to mid-stage, India focused venture fund
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Meet the team

Advisory Team

Pankaj Makkar

Managing Director
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Rohit Sood

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Jayesh Bavle

Head of Finance
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Keshav Bagri

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Vaani Malik

Manager – Marketing & Communications
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Padmaja Sadagoban

Director, Finance
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Raghav Syal

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Arnav Gupta

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Naman Wadhwa

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Liza Baweja

Senior Office Manager
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Yogeshwari Chawla

Manager, Events and EA
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Investment Committee

Carsten Coesfeld

Chief Executive Officer of Bertelsmann Investments

Shobhna Mohn

Chief Strategy Officer of Bertelsmann Investments

Tobia Menken

Vice President Corporate Controlling and Strategy, Bertelsmann

News & Media

BII Stories

Press Releases
July 19, 2023

LetsTransport Receives Significant Boost with an Investment of USD 25Mn from Long-term Investor, Bertelsmann, and Others

LetsTransport, one of India’s largest trucking aggregators for enterprises is excited to announce its latest funding round of USD 25Mn.
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Press Releases
August 31, 2022

Bertelsmann Achieves Record Operating Result in First Half of 2022

Bertelsmann had a very successful first half of 2022. The international media, services and education company achieved higher Group revenues, an operating result (Operating EBITDA) exceeding even the previous year’s record figure, and Group net income of € 492 million.
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BII News
August 16, 2022

Bertelsmann India Investments Invests In Squad Stack

Bertelsmann India Investments (BII) has acquired a stake in the Indian start-up Squad Stack. BII led the $17.5 million “Series B” investment round for the company. Squad Stack sees itself as a modern, strongly tech-driven personnel marketplace based on SaaS (Software as a Service), which handles telesales tasks for corporate customers.
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BII Desk

Blogs & Insights

Propelling India’s Growth Story!

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MythBusters: The Next Billion

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Future of Work: The Exciting New Story of Indian Startups

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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.
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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 us

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    Bertelsmann Corporate Services India Pvt. Ltd.

    Windsor IT Park . Tower B. 9th floor
    A-1 . Sector 125 . Noida – 201301
    Tel.: +91 (0)120 4517413