Mid-stage VC dealmaking tough, can’t work like early-stage funds: Bertelsmann’s Makkar

07 December, 2016

Bertelsmann India Investments (BII), the strategic funding arm of one of the world’s largest mass media companies Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, believes its strategy of focusing on Series B and C deals is paying off well. One of the few investment firms that focus on Series B and C deals, BII places its bets in four key areas – digital, education, media and services sectors. It has committed over $150 million and has a portfolio of 12 firms, including online furniture store Pepperfry.com, technology-enabled budget hotel chain Treebo and fashion social network Roposo. It has also invested in funds such as Helion Venture Partners, Kaizen Private Equity and Nirvana Venture Advisors. In an exclusive chat with VCCircle, managing director Pankaj Makkar tells us why BII stands a chance to deliver better returns than most in India. Excerpts:


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Mid-stage VC dealmaking tough, can’t work like early-stage funds: Bertelsmann’s Makkar

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