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Total investments 41
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 35
Rounds per year 0.22
Lead investments 9
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 12
Key employees 7

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • E-Commerce
  • Education
  • EdTech
  • Big Data

Bertelsmann appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1835. The venture was found in Europe in Germany. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Gu00fctersloh.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Bertelsmann works on 5 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The average startup value when the investment from Bertelsmann is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2013. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 15 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Lexin, UCloud Information Technology, Udacity. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are E-Commerce, Training.

Besides them, we counted 6 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Bertelsmann, startups are often financed by ZhenFund, Mayfield Fund, CRV. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are monashees, Mayfield Fund, DCM Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Bertelsmann India Investments, Bertelsmann Asia Investments, Qiming Venture Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
$16M07 Sep 2022 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Ada Health

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
$30M10 Feb 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Financial Services
$18M20 Jan 2022 Gurugram, Haryana, India


Information Technology
$2M13 Oct 2021 -

Babel Finance

$40M10 May 2021 Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China

Club Factory

Big Data
Supply Chain Management
$100M11 Oct 2019 China, Zhejiang

$3M03 Jan 2019 San Francisco, California, United States


Consumer Goods
Customer Service
Social Media
$7M25 Oct 2018 New York, New York, United States


Delivery Service
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
$25M26 Sep 2018 Karnataka
Crypto Financial Service Provider Babel Finance Raises $40 Million

– Babel Finance is a leading global crypto financial service provider.
– The company raised $40m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Zoo Capital, Sequoia Capital China, Dragonfly Capital, BAI Capital, Bertelsmann, and Tiger Global Management, with follow-on participation from existing investors.
– This funding demonstrates that Babel Finance is highly sought after by top global venture capital and private equity investors as well as family offices.


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