Bertelsmann India Investments (BII) is now online. On the Website www.biifund.com there is a detailed description of the fund, which concentrates its holdings on the digital, education, media and services sectors. BII invests in pioneering companies that develop new technologies, business models and visions for the future, focusing investments both at the early stage (seed investments) as well as during the companies’ expansion phase.
With gross domestic product of US$ 1.7 trillion, India is the world’s tenth biggest economy, and with 1.2 billion people, the world’s second-most populous country. A growing young middle class and rapidly growing Internet make India an attractive destination for foreign investors like Bertelsmann.
BII‘s direct investments in digital media include the home furnishings portal Pepperfry, the online music streaming service Saavn, and the real-estate portal Indiaproperty. In the higher education sector, Bertelsmann invested in the online leaning platform WizIQ and the educational services provider iNurture. Bertelsmann is also invested in three fund-of-funds, including Kaizen Private Equity, Helion Venture Partners and the Nirvana fund.
The BII Team has extensive operational investment experience, both internationally and specifically in India. As part of the content and services company Bertelsmann, BII is a strong, international partner for the companies it invests in, focused on value creation and long-term involvement.