BDMI concentrates on early stage investments into growing companies in the digital media landscape.
Drawing upon the vast resources of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, BDMI is a strategic investor that brings a wealth of experience and opportunities to emerging companies. BDMI provides not only capital, but also a worldwide network of diverse businesses. Our goal is to partner with companies that can benefit from our innovative spirit and media leadership across the globe. BDMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA.
Our investment profile
Focus on A & B rounds
Early market validation
Initial investments range from €0.5 - €3m
Follow-up investments anticipated
We invest in Europe, North America and Israel
We look for board observer seats
We look to lead or co-lead investments and are happy to syndicate with financial or strategic VCs
Market leading expertise in over 50 countries
Global media and services outlook
Access to over 850 Bertelsmann business units around the world
With consolidated revenues of over €15 billion (U.S. $22 billion), Bertelsmann is an international media company encompassing television (RTL Group), book publishing (Random House), magazine publishing (Gruner + Jahr), and media services (Arvato) in more than 50 countries.
Bertelsmann's mission is to inspire people around the world with first-class media and communications offerings — entertainment, information and services — and occupy leading positions in its respective markets. The foundation of Bertelsmann's success is a corporate culture based on partnership, entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and corporate responsibility. The company strives to bring creative new ideas to market and create value.
The leading European entertainment network with 45 TV channels and 34 radio stations in 10 countries. Content production arm, Fremantle Media, produces 10,000 hours of television content in over 54 countries including Idols, The X Factor, Got Talent, Hole in the Wall and Family Feud.
The world’s largest print and digital trade book publisher with 200 editorially independent imprints in 16 countries. Random House publishes 10,000 new books each year and sells over 400 million print, audio and ebooks annually.
Gruner + Jahr
Europe’s leading magazine publisher, with over 500 magazines and digital offerings in more than 30 countries.
An international outsourcing services leader with more than 63,000 employees in 35 countries.