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.


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.


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.


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.


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 revenue streams and want to institutionalise them.
  • You want to build sales & marketing excellence and prepare for the 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 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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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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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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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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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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We are eager to hear your story.

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Meet the team

India Advisory Team

Pankaj Makkar

Managing Director
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Rohit Sood

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Rahul Hirawat

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Richa Sharma

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Keshav Bagri

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Padmaja Sanghvi

Manager – Finance
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Raghav Syal

Senior Analyst
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Aarushi Sharma

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Yash Malpani

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Liza Baweja

Senior Office Manager
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Yogeshwari Chawla

Assistant Manager
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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

Jessica Lohn

Senior Vice President Corporate Controlling and Strategy, Bertelsmann

Bettina Wulf

Senior Vice President Corporate Legal, Bertelsmann


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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!

Latest Episode

Pramath Sinha on building self-sustaining new-age institutions

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News & Media

BII in the news

Portfolio News
July 13, 2021

BII Announces Follow-On Investment In Shiprocket

Bertelsmann India Investments has participated in a new financing round for Shiprocket that raised $41.3 million. Shiprocket has supported Indian companies with the logistics of their e-commerce business since 2017 and has been able to greatly expand its business during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Press Releases
April 3, 2020

Bertelsmann’s New Annual Report Spotlights Alliances

Interactive annual report now online “Building Alliances”: Collaborations strengthen market presence and underscore relevance of Bertelsmann’s businesses
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Press Releases
March 24, 2020

Bertelsmann Increases Revenues, Achieves Best Ever Operating Result in 2019

Group is well prepared in current coronavirus situation. Revenues exceed €18 billion
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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