BDMI - Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments

BDMI - Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments BDMI is the corporate venture capital fund of the global media group Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA. Imprint: http://www.bdmifund.com/imprint.html
The BDMI team concentrates on digital media opportunities around the world connected to television production and distribution, book and magazine publishing, media services, or direct marketing. 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. Bertelsmann is an international media company encompassing television (RTL Group), book publishing (Random House), magazine publishing (Gruner + Jahr), media services (Arvato) and media clubs (Direct Group) in more than 50 countries.

About Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI) Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global media, services and education company Bertelsmann. As a financially driven corporate venture investor BDMI draws upon Bertelsmann's global reach to provide not only capital, but also access to their network of businesses within Bertelsmann and across the media industry. BDMI has invested in over 50 startups since 2007 and is currently focused on the categories of online video, ad tech, SaaS, content and e-commerce. For more information visit: www.bdmifund.com About Bertelsmann Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company has 117,000 employees and generated revenues of €17.0 billion in the 2016 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world. For more information, visit: www.bertelsmann.com

02/15/2019
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BDMI is hiring a finance manager with 1-2 years of experience at a top audit/accounting firm.Please apply at the link below:

09/21/2018
Venture Capital Analyst

Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI) is looking for a dynamic, resourceful VC Analyst to join our venture capital team in New York as part of our 2-year analyst program.

The ideal candidate is pre-MBA, but has an undergraduate degree with a high GPA and 1-2 years of work experience with strong financial and analytical skills. VC experience is not necessary, but related fields in finance such as investment banking are a plus. More details plus the application are at this link:

https://jobsearch.createyourowncareer.com/Bertelsmann_Corporate/job/New-York-Venture-Capital-Analyst-NY-10019/493279201/

Venture Capital Analyst

Fun holiday get-together with BDMI, Time Warner Investments and Advancit Capital! Wishing everyone a great holiday seaso...
12/08/2017

Fun holiday get-together with BDMI, Time Warner Investments and Advancit Capital! Wishing everyone a great holiday season and a happy New Year!

08/23/2017
ART19 Raises $7.5M in Series A Funding to Advance Development of Podcast Technology

BDMI is excited to announce our first investment in the podcasting space!

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Podcast technology company ART19 today announced it has closed a $7.5 million Series A round led by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI) and DCM Ventures. Other investors participating in the round included United Talent Agency, Gallo Digital, Zach Coelius and A...

Happy to see the announcement for ZergNet's new product. It's been working great for publishers already. Especially glad...
01/13/2017
Article recommendation startup ZergNet adds sponsored links, but promises to remain “content only”

Happy to see the announcement for ZergNet's new product. It's been working great for publishers already. Especially glad Greg Coleman of BuzzFeed has joined the board! Way to go.
https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/12/zergnet-adds-sponsored-links/

ZergNet pitches itself as a higher-quality alternative to content recommendation widgets like Taboola and Outbrain. Now co-founder and CEO Reggie Renner is..

BDMI holiday party with Time Warner at Escape the Room. We won and escaped with over a minute to spare! Great teamwork!
12/09/2016

BDMI holiday party with Time Warner at Escape the Room. We won and escaped with over a minute to spare! Great teamwork!

BDMI portfolio company Vindicia acquired by Amdocs.
09/16/2016
Amdocs Acquires Three Leading Technology Companies to Expand Digital Offering |

BDMI portfolio company Vindicia acquired by Amdocs.

ST. LOUIS - September 14, 2016 - Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX), the leading provider of customer experience solutions, today announced it has closed the acquisition of three privately owned companies - Vindicia, Brite:Bill and Pontis - in line with the company's digital strategy.

BDMI co-leads investment in FloSports to help them transform sports media.
08/15/2016

BDMI co-leads investment in FloSports to help them transform sports media.

Today we announce $21.2M in new funding with the goal of transforming sports media.

Details: http://bit.ly/2bi1EdW

So proud that our portfolio company Kitchen Stories made it on the list of the 4 hottest startups in Germany! #proud [ar...
08/25/2015
Start-ups, die so heiß sind, dass man sich dran verbrennt - deutsche-startups.de

So proud that our portfolio company Kitchen Stories made it on the list of the 4 hottest startups in Germany! #proud
[article in German]: http://bit.ly/1NzY2ke

Nun gibt es endlich die ultimative Liste der heißesten deutschen Start-ups. Überheiß sind Start-ups wie Clue, Delivery Hero, EyeEm und Kitchen Stories. Auf den weiteren Plätzen folgen junge Unternehmen wie Blacklane, Crate, DemoUp, GoButler, HomeToGo, Memorado, Number26 und Onefootball.

Very usefull information on common mistakes in M&A by Ed Zimmermann of Lowenstein Sandler based on our M&A panel at our ...
08/03/2015
What Startup Founders Wish They'd Done Before the M&A Deal

Very usefull information on common mistakes in M&A by Ed Zimmermann of Lowenstein Sandler based on our M&A panel at our founder summit in July. #BDMIFund #mustread

http://onforb.es/1N58ixp

I recently moderated the Mergers and Acquisitions panel at the annual meeting of startup founders from Europe and the U.S. backed by Bertelsmann’s Digital Media venture fund, which our law firm represents. While the discussion covered numerous topics, I was struck by how many questions our panel re…

The 2015 BDMI Media Summit was a big success thanks to almost 200 guests from media companies, brands, talent agencies a...
07/20/2015

The 2015 BDMI Media Summit was a big success thanks to almost 200 guests from media companies, brands, talent agencies and tech companies plus over 26 startup companies participating in presentations, panel discussions and virtual reality demos. Thanks to all who joined us for the conference and the happy hour!

Congrats to our portfolio company Nativo for raising their $20m B round! We are super happy and proud to be investors an...
06/30/2015
Native Advertising Tech Firm Nativo Raises $20 Million in New Funding

Congrats to our portfolio company Nativo for raising their $20m B round! We are super happy and proud to be investors and of course welcome Advance and RezVen as new investors.
Read about it in the WSJ here: http://on.wsj.com/1LAzq8V

The startup firm Nativo has raised $20 million in venture funding as the company continues to look to expand its sponsored content distribution business. Nativo works with top publishers ranging from Time Inc. to WebMD and advertisers such as Coke and Toyota, helping them generate more scale for spo…

We are happy to welcome the next online video startup to our portfolio - @iris_tv with the founding team @FieldJG, @rich...
06/18/2015
Video Recommendations Startup Iris.TV Raises $5.3M from BDMI, Allen DeBevoise, Others - VideoInk

We are happy to welcome the next online video startup to our portfolio - @iris_tv with the founding team @FieldJG, @richiehyden8 and @Bardunias! If you are a publisher and want to increase the amount of video views and ROI per visitor you should definitely check them out!

Let's build something big here together!
Read about it:
VideoInk: http://bit.ly/IRISBDMI
WSJ: http://bit.ly/IRISBDMI1

Iris.TV, a provider of video recommendations solutions, has raised $5.3 million in Series A funding.

Happy to announce our next exit: Feliks Eyser and his RegioHelden team will join Ströer! See http://bit.ly/1Bm8Yxi (in ...
06/17/2015
Außen-Werber Ströer übernimmt RegioHelden - deutsche-startups.de

Happy to announce our next exit: Feliks Eyser and his RegioHelden team will join Ströer! See http://bit.ly/1Bm8Yxi (in German). This actually is the second portfolio company we sell to Ströer within a couple of months! Who is next? :) Congrats and all the best for everyone!

"Ströer ist für RegioHelden der ideale Partner, um auf das nächste Level zu wachsen. Wir sind seit Jahren in Kontakt und haben bereits bei Testprojekten zusammengearbeitet, die zeigen, dass eine gemeinsame Marktbearbeitung absolut Sinn macht. Das komplette GF-Team wird an Bord bleiben", sagt Feliks…

VHX just launched a subscription service! Any content creator can now take their videos and let their fans buy it, rent ...
05/14/2015
Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Broadway Video join as new investors in our Series B

VHX just launched a subscription service! Any content creator can now take their videos and let their fans buy it, rent it or subscribe to it.

We’re excited to welcome BDMI (Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments) and Broadway Video (founded by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels) as new investors in VHX, joining Comcast Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Lowercase Capital, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and others. We’ve amended our recent Se…

The BDMI team prepares for happy hour!  Lots of beer and wine with great conversations. Thanks to all who attended!
03/27/2015

The BDMI team prepares for happy hour! Lots of beer and wine with great conversations. Thanks to all who attended!

Congrats to Epoxy Video on some great partnerships with a lot of leading MCNs! Read http://on.wsj.com/1DCOMUh and http:/...
02/03/2015
This Social Media Business Was Started Within Robert Downey Jr.’s Media Startup

Congrats to Epoxy Video on some great partnerships with a lot of leading MCNs! Read http://on.wsj.com/1DCOMUh and http://tcrn.ch/1EE9jLO

As much as YouTube stars are an emerging force in media, most of these creators are realizing that they can’t live only on YouTube. To make the most of their content and influence, these people need to be active on numerous social networks. And most marketers don’t necessarily want to plan their dig…

Team strategy session in the morning then 3 high speed go-kart races at Pole Position. Day ended with a team holiday din...
12/13/2014

Team strategy session in the morning then 3 high speed go-kart races at Pole Position. Day ended with a team holiday dinner at Cucharamama restaurant in Hoboken. To all our BDMI friends: wishing you a happy holiday season and a successful 2015!

Team offsite at Pole Position
12/12/2014

Team offsite at Pole Position

So proud of our portfolio company Kitchen Stories to be selected by Apple for their (red) campaign this year! Way to go ...
11/24/2014
Apple - World AIDS Day

So proud of our portfolio company Kitchen Stories to be selected by Apple for their (red) campaign this year! Way to go Verena & Mengting! http://www.apple.com/red/

This World AIDS Day, join Apple in supporting (RED)® in the fight against AIDS. Purchases made during our holiday events can make a lasting impact.

Urs Cete leading panel discussion on scaling businesses across borders at the BDMI Media Summit in Berlin.
11/20/2014

Urs Cete leading panel discussion on scaling businesses across borders at the BDMI Media Summit in Berlin.

Glad to welcome Zergnet to our portfolio and happy for co-leading the investment with Greycroft Partners. We are looking...
11/05/2014
ZergNet Scores $3.2 Million to Build ‘Pinterest for Content’

Glad to welcome Zergnet to our portfolio and happy for co-leading the investment with Greycroft Partners. We are looking forward to building something very big here! Also thanks to @Sigalow Lerer Hippeau Ventures Mark Cuban Read about it here: http://on.wsj.com/1uwjMFh

The startup doesn't buy and sell traffic; it presents content to readers who then click through to three more stories on average.

So proud of announcing the next chapter for our portfolio company #StyleHaul ! http://bit.ly/1uor9ic and http://bit.ly/1...
11/04/2014
Bertelsmann Digital Media Investment Sells StyleHaul Stake to RTL Group - Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

So proud of announcing the next chapter for our portfolio company #StyleHaul ! http://bit.ly/1uor9ic and http://bit.ly/1wZ0Lfa StyleHaul

Information about the international media enterprise and it's corporate divisions RTL Group, Penguin Random House, Gruner + Jahr, Arvato; detailed information for journalists in the Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA's Press Center as well as everything about Corporate Responsibility activities at Bertelsman…

Please find our latest research presentation on influencer marketing  on slideshare! It includes a 'lumascape' chart on ...
08/25/2014
Influencer Marketing Overview by BDMI (Aug 2014)

Please find our latest research presentation on influencer marketing on slideshare! It includes a 'lumascape' chart on the industry at the end and we are always happy for feedback! Share away!

Overview of the influencer marketing space including a 'lumascape' inspired chart showing the landscape of companies active in the space. This is a living doc…

Great article on European media companies investing in start-ups! Referencing a number of our corporate VC friends and w...
08/25/2014
European media bet on tech start-ups - FT.com

Great article on European media companies investing in start-ups! Referencing a number of our corporate VC friends and with a quote from our own Urs Cete.

European media companies are committing hundreds of millions of dollars to investing in digital start-ups, as they look for ways to diversify away from stalling growth in their core businesses. In the past two years, groups such as Germany’s Bauer

07/09/2014
How to get access to VCs

You can find a short snippet of our @ucete 's video interview with Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures here to find out more about how to best get in contact with us!

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The BDMI Media Summit on June 11 was a big success thanks to over 100 senior executives who attended the event from vari...
06/13/2014

The BDMI Media Summit on June 11 was a big success thanks to over 100 senior executives who attended the event from various media companies and exciting presentations from over 20 BDMI portfolio companies. We received great feedback that there was tons of valuable networking and tangible business deals getting done. And, of course, we had more Warsteiner beer and plenty of wine during the cocktail hour! Thanks again to all who attended and helped make the day fun and productive!

BDMI Portfolio Day 2014 brought together a great collection of our portfolio company CEOs and senior execs for a day of ...
06/11/2014

BDMI Portfolio Day 2014 brought together a great collection of our portfolio company CEOs and senior execs for a day of networking, sharing best practices and plenty of Warsteiner beer!

Urs Cete speaking at CES in Las Vegas about content and advertising on YouTube - with Sim Blaustein and Keith Titan
01/07/2014

Urs Cete speaking at CES in Las Vegas about content and advertising on YouTube - with Sim Blaustein and Keith Titan

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11/25/2013

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