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General Information

Websitebdmifund.com
Twitter@BDMIFund
Employees10
Founded1/2006
DescriptionDigital Media Venture Investor

Funds

Offices

HQ
1745 Broadway # 3
New York, NY, 10106
USA
Germany
Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Straße 2
Berlin, 10178, DEU

People

Principal
Principal
Principal
Principal
Head of BDMI
Head of European Ventures
analyst
analyst
Assistant

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Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments

BDMI is an European venture capital firm headquartered in New York and Berlin focused on innovative digital media technologies, products, and distribution channels in Europe, Israel and North America.

BDMI concentrates on early stage investments into growing companies in the digital media landscape. The company focuses predominantly on Series A and B investments but also maintains a seed fund that include about 20 companies. The initial investment range is from €0.5 to 3 million. The company looks for opportunities where they can accelerate growth through BDMI’s financial and management resources and close connectivity with one or more Bertelsmann divisions.

Although BDMI is a 100%-owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE, it is not a strategic investor and conducts investments as every other financial VC.

With consolidated revenues of over €19 billion (U.S. $25 billion), Bertelsmann is an international media company encompassing television (RTL Group), book publishing (Penguin Random House), magazine publishing (Gruner + Jahr), music (BMG), media services (Arvato), and media clubs (Direct Group) in more than 60 countries. Due to the vast resources of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, BDMI is an investor that provides not only capital, but can also support startups by using its network of diverse Bertelsmann contacts and businesses.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
The Orange Chef 2/2014Seed$3M16
Flat World Knowledge 1/2014Venture Round$9.5M4
Sensor Tower 8/2013Venture Round$1M7
Panjo 7/2013Seed$1.6M5
Marfeel 4/2013Series A€1.6M3
Nonabox 4/2013Venture Round€750k3
Food52 3/2013Series A$2M5
Epoxy 3/2013Seed$2M4
StyleHaul 2/2013Series B$6.5M1
ADOMIC (formerly YieldMetrics) 1/2013Seed$1.7M9
Pickie 10/2012Seed$1M12
Frank & Oak 10/2012Venture Round$5M5
Whisbi 9/2012Venture Round2
Semasio 8/2012Venture Round4
Nonabox 8/2012Angel€525k3
BarkBox 7/2012Seed$1.7M6
Adspert | Bidmanagement GmbH 4/2012Series A2
Trion Worlds 1/2012Series D$85M2
Skimlinks 11/2011Series B$4.5M1
Adspert | Bidmanagement GmbH 11/2011Series A1
Content Fleet 9/2011Series B$3.5M3
CrowdTwist 9/2011Series A$6M6
Seedcamp 9/2011Venture Round€2M6
Pay by Shopping (deal united) 7/2011Series B5
Mojiva 7/2011Venture Round$25M3
Flat World Knowledge 1/2011Series B$15M6
Blue Lion Mobile (QEEP) 12/2010Series B1
Vindicia 11/2010Series E$20M4
Pay by Shopping (deal united) 5/2010Series A€5M2
LicenseStream 2/2010Venture Round$4.09M2
Vindicia 7/2009Series D$7.5M4
BuyVIP 4/2009Series C$20M4
Emotive Communications 12/2008Series B$6.25M2
Mojiva 11/2008Series A$3M1
Trion Worlds 9/2008Series C$70M6
LicenseStream 6/2008Series B$11M4
RoyaltyShare 10/2007Series B$4M2
Trion Worlds 7/2007Series B$30M6
Emotive Communications 4/2007Series A$7.7M3
Exit Games 3/2007Series C$4.61M3

Videos

Sources

  1. Orange Chef Raises $3M to Make Home Cooks Smarter in the Kitchen (pevc.dowjones.com) [edit]
  2. With $9M From Bessemer, Open Textbook Pioneer Flat World Looks For New Life In Personalized Learning (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Sensor Tower Raises $1M To Help Mobile Developers Improve Their App Store Presence (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Panjo Raises $1.6M In Seed Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  5. Barcelona Ignites As 3scale And Marfeel Secure Significant Venture Rounds (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. http://loogic.com/kibo-ventures-invierte-en-4-startups-ludei-mimub-nonabox-y-promociones-farma/ [edit]
  7. Cooking site Food52 raises $2M to expand publishing, mobile and shopping initiatives (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  8. Epoxy Raises $2M in Venture Capital Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  9. Fashion Video Network Style Haul Pulls In $6.5M Series B (pevc.dowjones.com) [edit]
  10. YieldMetrics closes buzzy $1.7 million Seed round, delivers radical transparency to online advertising (pandodaily.com) [edit]
  11. Pickie Raises $1 Million as App Catalog Trend Kicks Into High Gear (allthingsd.com) [edit]
  12. Lightbank Leads $5M Round In Personalized Retail Site For Men, Frank & Oak (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. BDMI invests in Whisbi (unquote.com) [edit]
  14. Semasio Raises Seven-Digit Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  15. Nonabox Receives Funding from BDMI (finsmes.com) [edit]
  16. BarkBox Raises $1.7 Million From Resolute.vc, Lerer, RRE And Others To Become The Ultimate Resource For Dogs (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  17. Citation Needed [add]
  18. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  19. Skimlinks Raises $4.5 Million Series B Round (freshnews.com) [edit]
  20. Bertelsmann-Fonds invests in Adspert (adspert.de) [edit]
  21. Content Fleet Raises $3.5M in Second Funding Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  22. Social Loyalty And Rewards Platform CrowdTwist Raises $6M From SoftBank And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  23. Seedcamp Expands; Adds €2 Million To Its Coffers, Partners With 500 Startups, AngelList (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  24. deal united Closes Series B Financing Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  25. Mobile Ad Network Mojiva Raises $25 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  26. Flat World Knowledge Secures $15M in Series B Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  27. Citation Needed [add]
  28. Vindicia Secures $20 Million in Series E Financing (vindicia.com) [edit]
  29. deal united GmbH Raises €5M (finsmes.com) [edit]
  30. EDGAR [edit]
  31. Vindicia Bags Another $7.5 Million In Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  32. European Private Buying Club BuyVIP Lands $20 Million (dmwmedia.com) [edit]
  33. Emotive Communications Closes Series-B Funding of $6.25M; Acquires Sennari Entertainment (biz.yahoo.com) [edit]
  34. MoJiva Raises First Round Of Funding; Appoints CEO (moconews.net) [edit]
  35. Trion Closes A Whopping $70 Million In Series C Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  36. ImageSpan Inc. Secures $11 Million Financing from Group Led by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (imagespan.com) [edit]
  37. RoyaltyShare Receives Additional $4 Million in Series B Funding from Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI) and Trident Capital (royaltyshare.com) [edit]
  38. TRION WORLD NETWORK, PUBLISHER AND DEVELOPER OF CONNECTED GAMES AND ENTERTAINMENT, RAISES 30 MILLION FROM GLOBAL MEDIA GIANTS, TOP VCS (trionworldnetwork.com) [edit]
  39. Major music, media and technology investment companies invest in evolutionary media-telephony venture to significantly increase the value of the mobile music market. (emotive.com) [edit]
  40. EDGAR [edit]
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