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January 17, 2019

Bertelsmann India Investments With Four Investments

Bertelsmann India Investments has made initial or follow-up investments in four young Indian companies. The fund has invested in the Licious food delivery service, the online video portal Roposo, the logistics platform Lets Transport and online education company Eruditus.
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January 14, 2019

ERUDITUS Completes $40 million Series C Funding

The ERUDITUS group partners with top-tier American and European universities to provide high quality executive education and short private online courses (SPOC) to working professionals.
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January 7, 2019

Bertelsmann and Saham Complete Combination of Worldwide CRM Businesses

Bertelsmann and Saham each hold a 50-percent stake in the new services company, which will employ around 48,000 people in 25 countries and generate revenues of approximately €1.2 billion.
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January 2, 2019

New Bertelsmann Investments Website Presents the Group’s Startup Participations

Bertelsmann is steadily expanding its global network of startup participations: After making more than 40 new investments in 2017, the media, services and education group again made around 40 new and follow-up investments in 2018 through the four funds that comprise its Bertelsmann Investments division.
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December 19, 2018

LetsTransport raises INR 100 Crores in Series B from Bertelsmann India Investments and others to scale-up and boost technology

The Series B round will be utilised for product investment and technological expansion
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November 11, 2018

Regional language short video platform ROPOSO raises USD 10 million from Tiger Global and Bertelsmann India Investments

The company aims to leverage the capital infusion toward product technology, talent acquisition, and further expanding the 25 million Roposo community.
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November 8, 2018

Bertelsmann Increases Nine-month Group revenues to Highest Level Since 2007

After nine months of 2018, the international media, services, and education company Bertelsmann continues to record a positive business performance, with revenue growth and operating EBITDA at a high level.
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November 5, 2018

Bertelsmann Expands Activities in Growth Regions

Bertelsmann is using its local fund in India to create strategic options for building digital business models. The Group has holdings in Pepperfry, the country’s leading online marketplace for furniture, and in the corporate training company Eruditus Executive Education.
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September 26, 2018

Licious raises $25 million investment led by Bertelsmann, Vertex Ventures, UCLA and others

With more than 300% percent growth year on year, Licious has etched its path to becoming India’s leading food brand operating in the fresh meat and seafood category.
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August 30, 2018

Bertelsmann India Investments launches India’s first growth-focused Podcast ‘Building It Up with Bertelsmann’

Bertelsmann India Investments (BII), the strategic investment arm of the Germany based Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA, launched its first podcast ‘Building It Up with Bertelsmann’ focusing on the growth-pangs of a start-up.
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March 27, 2018

Bertelsmann Continues On Growth Path with Record Operating Result and Billion-Euro Profit in 2017

The key performance drivers were RTL Group; the music company BMG, which generated revenues of over €500 million for the first time; the services subsidiary Arvato; and the education activities pooled in the Bertelsmann Education Group.
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January 11, 2018

Lendingkart Technologies raising over US$87 million (INR 565 crores) in Equity Funding

With this new round of funding, the company’s cumulative equity and debt raising will exceed US$ 173 million (INR 1129 crores). The funds from this round will enable Lendingkart to further strengthen its technological and analytics capabilities.
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September 13, 2017

Bertelsmann Tops Up Investments in Indian Digital Companies

Bertelsmann is stepping up its activities in India with follow-on investments in two digital startups: The international media, services and education company is participating in a $34-million round of financing for Treebo, an online marketplace for budget hotels, and in a round of approx. $10.5 million for the fintech company Lendingkart.
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April 3, 2017

Bertelsmann Acquires a Stake in Indian Higher-Education Provider Eruditus

Bertelsmann is strengthening its activities in India with a strategic investment in the higher education sector. The international media, services and education company is acquiring a stake in Eruditus Executive Education – a company that develops executive education programs in partnership with prestigious universities such as Columbia, Harvard, INSEAD, MIT, Tuck and Wharton, and markets and administers them currently in India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
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September 21, 2016

Bertelsmann Supports Further Growth of Pepperfry.com

Bertelsmann is investing in Indian e-commerce again: The international media, services and education company is contributing an eight-digit amount to a round of financing for Pepperfry.com, India’s leading online marketplace for furniture.
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July 25, 2016

Bertelsmann Invests in Indian Startup Treebo

The international media, services and education company Bertelsmann is leading a Series B round of financing for Treebo, an Indian branded managed marketplace for budget hotels. Existing investors SAIF Partners and Matrix Partners are also participating in this fundraise.
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June 29, 2016

Bertelsmann Invests in Indian Fintech Company Lendingkart

Bertelsmann is further expanding its digital businesses in the strategic growth region of India. The international media, services and education company is leading a financing round (Series B) for the Indian Fintech company Lendingkart.
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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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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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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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October 30, 2014

Bertelsmann India Investments invests in iNurture Education Solutions

iNurture Education Solutions, one of India’s leading providers of higher education services, has raised INR 300 million in a fresh round of funding by Bertelsmann India Investments (BII).
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June 27, 2014

Bertelsmann strengthens digital position in India through partnership with Nirvana

Bertelsmann India Investments (BII) invests a multi-million-dollar amount in Digital Nirvana Fund Co. Ltd., the offshore fund advised by Nirvana Venture Advisors.
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May 27, 2014

Pepperfry.com raises Rs. 95 Crore from Bertelsmann India Investments (BII) and Norwest Venture Partners (NVP)

Pepperfry’s current investors, Silicon Valley based Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) also participated in this round.
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December 19, 2013

Bertelsmann invests in real estate marketplace IndiaProperty.com

Bertelsmann invests in one of India’s leading classified real estate portals IndiaProperty.com together with the existing investors Canaan Partners and Mayfield Fund.
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