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 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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Portfolio

Our portfolio

AgroStar

Helping Farmers Win
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Eruditus/Emeritus

Making Global IVY education accessible to the world.
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Helion

Early to mid-stage, India focused venture fund
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iNurture

Pioneer in career-ready and industry relevant formal education
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Kaizen

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

India’s leading eCommerce shipping platform
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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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Nirvana

Early stage venture capital fund
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Pepperfry

Where Indians shop for their homes
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Quikr

Aasaan hai badalna
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Roposo

UGC focused social network
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Rupeek

India's fastest growing gold lending marketplace
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Saavn

India’s music streaming service
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Treebo

Technology enabled budget hotel chain
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WizIQ

Leading Global Education Technology Provider
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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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Pranjal Kumar

Head of Education Fund & CFO
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Rohit Sood

Principal
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Rohit Nuwal

Director
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Chinmay Kamat

Senior Associate
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Rahul Hirawat

Associate
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Richa Sharma

Manager
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Rachit Kuchhal

Senior Analyst
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Umang Daga

Senior Analyst
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Dhruv Jain

Analyst
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Aarushi Jain

Analyst
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Minaal Dembla

Analyst
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Mridul Bansal

Analyst
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Liza Baweja

Office Manager
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Yogeshwari Chawla

Senior Executive
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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 Nathmann

Senior Vice President Corporate Controlling and Strategy, Bertelsmann
 

Bettina Wulf

Senior Vice President Corporate Legal, Bertelsmann
 

Podcast





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

Ankur Warikoo on Conversations that Matter: an Entrepreneur’s perspective

 
 
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News & Media

BII in the news

Downloads
September 26, 2019

Report “Innovation in Education” now available

Bertelsmann India Summit is a unique platform to discuss cutting edge trends and innovative business models with ecosystem stalwarts. This year we brought you - Innovation in Education- as the Summit theme. Download our report "Innovation in Education" for further information.
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Press Releases
August 12, 2019

Rupeek announces $30 Mn in funding led by Bertelsmann India Investments and existing investors Accel and Sequoia India to monetize India’s Trillion Dollar worth idle Gold

This funding, which will be completed in two tranches, will be used towards product development and market expansion.
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Press Releases
July 1, 2019

Bertelsmann’s Investments in Digital Startups Exceed One Billion Euros

Since the launch of the first fund, BDMI, in 2006, Bertelsmann has invested around one billion euros in young digital companies with innovative business models via its corporate funds.
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Events



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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