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Bertelsmann’s India investment arm to bet on up to six startups in 2019

Bertelsmann’s India investment arm to bet on up to six startups in 2019

  • Bertelsmann India Investments (BII), the strategic investment arm of Germany-based one of the world's largest mass media companies Bertelsmann, will invest in five-six startups in 2019.
  • BII, which backs startups at Series B stage of funding, has been investing in Indian startups since 2013 and had backed companies including music streaming service Saavn (merged with Jio in December last year), Tiger Global Management-backed online classifieds platform Quikr, online lending startup Lendingkart etc.
  • "While we began (in 2013) with making a couple of investments a year
  • BII had exited Saavn post its merger with Jio that competes with recently launched global music streaming service Spotify along with Gaana, Airtel Wynk, Apple Music etc.


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