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 Etsy, SkillshareVinted, Bloom & Wild, Notonthehighstreet and Zilingo.

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Managing director

Martin Weiss became a member of Hubert Burda Media in 2017 when he took over responsibilities for the group’s international business from CEO Paul-Bernhard Kallen. In his position, Martin Weiss directs BurdaInternational which bundles the worldwide activities of Hubert Burda Media in 16 countries, BurdaPrincipal Investments, the company’s growth capital arm that supports fast-growing digital companies in the technology and media industry (e.g. Vinted, Skillshare, Notonthehighstreet, Carsome, Bloom&Wild) and Burda’s central M&A department. In addition, Martin Weiss serves as Chairman of the Board of New Work SE (NWO:FRA).

Prior to joining Hubert Burda Media, Martin Weiss was a member of the executive team at international telecommunications and media company Millicom (TIGO:NSQ). There, he was in charge of the expansion and transformation of the company’s digital activities in Latin America, the US and Africa. He was also founder and partner of the strategy consulting firm Solon, heading its London office between 2008 and 2013.

Martin Weiss became a member of Hubert Burda Media in 2017 when he took over responsibilities for the group’s international business from CEO Paul-Bernhard Kallen. In his position, Martin Weiss directs BurdaInternational which bundles the worldwide activities of Hubert Burda Media in 16 countries, BurdaPrincipal Investments, the company’s growth capital arm that supports fast-growing digital companies in the technology and media industry (e.g. Vinted, Skillshare, Notonthehighstreet, Carsome, Bloom&Wild) and Burda’s central M&A department. In addition, Martin Weiss serves as Chairman of the Board of New Work SE (NWO:FRA).

Prior to joining Hubert Burda Media, Martin Weiss was a member of the executive team at international telecommunications and media company Millicom (TIGO:NSQ). There, he was in charge of the expansion and transformation of the company’s digital activities in Latin America, the US and Africa. He was also founder and partner of the strategy consulting firm Solon, heading its London office between 2008 and 2013.

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 supervisory boards of M.Gemi, Rockets of Awesome, Notonthehighstreet, Showroom and Bloom & Wild 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 supervisory boards of M.Gemi, Rockets of Awesome, Notonthehighstreet, Showroom and Bloom & Wild and a board observer for Baublebar.

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

Martin Weiss became a member of Hubert Burda Media in 2017 when he took over responsibilities for the group’s international business from CEO Paul-Bernhard Kallen. In his position, Martin Weiss directs BurdaInternational which bundles the worldwide activities of Hubert Burda Media in 16 countries, BurdaPrincipal Investments, the company’s growth capital arm that supports fast-growing digital companies in the technology and media industry (e.g. Vinted, Skillshare, Notonthehighstreet, Carsome, Bloom&Wild) and Burda’s central M&A department. In addition, Martin Weiss serves as Chairman of the Board of New Work SE (NWO:FRA).

Prior to joining Hubert Burda Media, Martin Weiss was a member of the executive team at international telecommunications and media company Millicom (TIGO:NSQ). There, he was in charge of the expansion and transformation of the company’s digital activities in Latin America, the US and Africa. He was also founder and partner of the strategy consulting firm Solon, heading its London office between 2008 and 2013.

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 supervisory boards of M.Gemi, Rockets of Awesome, Notonthehighstreet, Showroom and Bloom & Wild and a board observer for Baublebar.