Investing in the future

BurdaPrincipal Investments supports fast-growing digital companies in the technology and media industry with long-term growth capital. Having invested in internet companies since 1998, Hubert Burda Media can look back on many years of success. Burda has used its own capital, market knowledge and brand expertise to partner and support forward-looking companies with business development, internationalisation and localisation.

Our investments are therefore aimed at long-term growth and capital gains. Freed from the restrictions of a fund structure and holding periods, we support companies in various phases of growth.

Our investment portfolio comprises successful consumer internet companies in Europe, the USA and Asia. Example investments include internet companies such as EtsyBaublebar, Vinted and Blitsy.

BurdaPrincipal Investments is managed by a specialist team of investment experts in Munich, London and Singapore.

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Managing director

Martin Weiss has been managing director of BurdaPrincipal Investments since June 2015. From 2013 to 2015, he was Executive Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development with the telecommunications and media company Millicom, where he was responsible for digital company development in Latin America, the USA and Africa. He was a founding partner of the management consulting firm Solon from 1996 to 2013, running its London office from 2008 to 2013. Weiss previously worked for McKinsey & Co (1992–1996). He was a member of the supervisory board of TOMORROW FOCUS AG from 2003 to 2015 and now serves on the supervisory boards of Vinted.com and Mode Media.

Martin Weiss has been managing director of BurdaPrincipal Investments since June 2015. From 2013 to 2015, he was Executive Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development with the telecommunications and media company Millicom, where he was responsible for digital company development in Latin America, the USA and Africa. He was a founding partner of the management consulting firm Solon from 1996 to 2013, running its London office from 2008 to 2013. Weiss previously worked for McKinsey & Co (1992–1996). He was a member of the supervisory board of TOMORROW FOCUS AG from 2003 to 2015 and now serves on the supervisory boards of Vinted.com and Mode Media.

Managing director

Christian Teichmann joined Burda in 2015 and is managing director of BurdaPrincipal Investments. Before this, he spent over 10 years at Solon Management Consulting as partner and manager of the London office. Here he focused on business building and growth and investment strategies in TMT industries. Before joining Solon, he worked for the investment banks Lazard and Greenhill. He holds degrees in Economics from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid and ESB Reutlingen. He is also part of the Showroom supervisory board and a board observer for Baublebar.

Christian Teichmann joined Burda in 2015 and is managing director of BurdaPrincipal Investments. Before this, he spent over 10 years at Solon Management Consulting as partner and manager of the London office. Here he focused on business building and growth and investment strategies in TMT industries. Before joining Solon, he worked for the investment banks Lazard and Greenhill. He holds degrees in Economics from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid and ESB Reutlingen. He is also part of the Showroom supervisory board and a board observer for Baublebar.

Facts
Division BurdaPrincipal Investments
Managing directors Martin Weiss, Christian Teichmann
Locations Munich, London, New York, Singapore
Contact investments@burda.com
Managing director

Martin Weiss has been managing director of BurdaPrincipal Investments since June 2015. From 2013 to 2015, he was Executive Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development with the telecommunications and media company Millicom, where he was responsible for digital company development in Latin America, the USA and Africa. He was a founding partner of the management consulting firm Solon from 1996 to 2013, running its London office from 2008 to 2013. Weiss previously worked for McKinsey & Co (1992–1996). He was a member of the supervisory board of TOMORROW FOCUS AG from 2003 to 2015 and now serves on the supervisory boards of Vinted.com and Mode Media.

Managing director

Christian Teichmann joined Burda in 2015 and is managing director of BurdaPrincipal Investments. Before this, he spent over 10 years at Solon Management Consulting as partner and manager of the London office. Here he focused on business building and growth and investment strategies in TMT industries. Before joining Solon, he worked for the investment banks Lazard and Greenhill. He holds degrees in Economics from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid and ESB Reutlingen. He is also part of the Showroom supervisory board and a board observer for Baublebar.