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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.

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BurdaPrincipal Investments Invests In Aleph Alpha

BurdaPrincipal Investments (BPI), the international growth capital provider of media and technology company Hubert Burda Media, is participating in Aleph Alpha’s Series B financing round.

Vinted publishes its first Climate Change Impact Report

Vinted, the leading C2C marketplace in Europe for second-hand fashion and portfolio company of BurdaPrincipal Investments, has released the results of its first Climate Change Impact Report.

Global Merger: Network for a flexible living concept

Co-living operators Habyt and Common have merged to form the Habyt Group, the largest global network in this sector. BPI is invested through the previous merger between Habyt and Hmlet and sees great potential.

Ask the boss: Christian Teichmann

The #AskTheBoss series provides insights into different departments. This time, we talked to Christian Teichmann, CEO at BurdaPrincipal Investments (BPI), the growth capital arm of Hubert Burda Media.

“ESG is more than a box-ticking exercise”

BurdaPrincipal Investments (BPI) covers ESG and sustainability as a holistic approach looking at their activities as well as other stakeholders. Recently, they have published their second ESG report.

Burda Partners with Europe’s leading Center for Innovation and Business Creation

BurdaPrincipal Investments (BPI) and UnternehmerTUM have entered into a new partnership to promote a strong network between start-ups, the incubator, and the business community.

Second investment in the cybersecurity sector

BurdaPrincipal Investments (BPI) adds Nord Security, the second company from the cybersecurity sector and another unicorn, to its portfolio

BPI invests in Philippine fintech BillEase

BurdaPrincipal Investments (BPI), the growth capital arm of media and tech company Hubert Burda Media, now includes young fintech company BillEase from the Philippines.

Carsome scoops US$170 million funding and becomes Burda’s second unicorn

BurdaPrincipal Investments adds another unicorn to its investment portfolio as the Carsome Group (Carsome), Southeast Asia’s largest integrated car e-commerce platform

Burda Invests in Sustainable Food Waste Reduction Platform Oddbox

BurdaPrincipal Investments (BPI), the growth capital arm of media and tech company Hubert Burda Media, has invested in UK-based Oddbox, a platform that is leveraging technology to fight food waste.  

Burda invests in German pet health start-up

Berlin-based pet health start-up, Felmo, has closed another major financing round just six months after their successful Series A – this time raising €15 million.

Burda supports podcast creator Wait What with follow-on investment

Burda continues to support WaitWhat, one of the most valuable independent portfolios of premium IP in podcasting, with a follow-on investment.

Office opening in Berlin and two new hires

BurdaPrincipal Investments strengthens its presence in Berlin with the opening of a new office and two new investment experts.

Neil Fong joins BurdaPrincipal Investments in Singapore

Since 2016, BurdaPrincipal Investments  has been present in Southeast Asia. As of June 1, 2021, BPI is growing its senior management team in South East Asia with investment expert Neil Fong joining the company.

Burda invests in French proptech startup Matera

Matera announced a 35 million euros Series B funding round led by Mubadala Capital, alongside Bpifrance.  BurdaPrincipal Investments also participated in the round which marks its first investment in France.

Vinted raises €250 million on its mission to make second-hand fashion first choice

Vinted, Europe’s largest online C2C platform dedicated to second-hand fashion and a portfolio company of BurdaPrincipal investments, has raised €250 million of new investment in a Series F funding round.

Bloom & Wild acquires Bloomon to become Europe’s number 1

Bloom & Wild, the UK’s market leading online flower and gifting platform, announces that it has acquired the entire share capital of Bloomon, a Netherlands based competitor, for an undisclosed sum.

Awarded for diversity and inclusion

London-based consultancy Equality Group, which focuses on diversity and inclusion in finance and technology industries, has launched its first inclusion index. BurdaPrincipal Investments appears in the ninth position.

UK online marketplace "Not on the High Street" announces sale to growth investor Great Hill Partners

Not on the High Street , the UK’s best-loved curated online marketplace for unique lifestyle products and thoughtful gifts, today announces it has been acquired by growth equity firm Great Hill Partners.

Stash Away announces assets under management of 1 billion USD

Stash Away, Southeast Asia’s largest and fastest-growing digital wealth manager for both retail and accredited investors, has announced that they’re managing more than 1 billion USD.

6 inherent competitive advantages that help social purpose start-ups thrive

From their work with purpose-led start-up teams, BurdaPrincipal Investments have made some observations where social purpose provides start-ups with distinctive competitive advantages.

Burda continues to support used-car marketplace Carsome

Hubert Burda Media today announced a follow-on investment in Carsome, Southeast Asia’s largest integrated car e-commerce platform.

Burda invests in Asian Food Delivery Service Hungry Panda

BurdaPrincipal Investments, the growth capital arm of media and tech company Hubert Burda Media, has today announced an investment in Hungry Panda, the leading specialised online Asian food delivery market.

One big happy family

The two platforms created by Vinted, “Kleiderkreisel” and “Mamikreisel”, are to be merged into one big fashion community with even more to offer.

Burda Invests in Health Tech Startup Quit Genius

Hubert Burda Media has announced an investment in Quit Genius, a UK and US-based startup that uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help quit smoking and vaping tobacco products.

Bloom & Wild Keeps Blooming

Big news for Bloom & Wild: the British online florist has hired its first Chief Technology Officer and cooperates with UK grocery chain Sainsbury’s.

Burda acquires majority stake in social network for neighbours Nebenan.de

In the current financing round, Hubert Burda Media has become the majority shareholder in the Berlin-based social enterprise Good Hood GmbH, which operates Germany's largest social network for neighbours.

Burda continues to support Online Learning Community Skillshare

Hubert Burda Media today announced a follow-on investment in Skillshare, the world’s largest online learning community for creativity based in New York City.

“We are on track to deliver all-time-high growth in July”

BurdaPrinicpal investments portfolio company Carsome has announced that it has made a V-shaped recovery since resuming business amid easing Covid-19 lockdown measures across Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore.

“It was like having Christmas, but in the spring”

During lockdown, Not On The Highstreet returned to TV advertising, grew its customer base by thousands and is in a position to recruit. Now marketing boss Ella d’Amato is on a mission to ensure this success is sustained.

Join Bloom & Wild’s Thoughtful Marketing Movement!

Especially in times of crisis, brands have the chance to stand out from the competition by sensitive and targeted marketing. Therefore, the team at Bloom & Wild launched the “Thoughful Marketing” campaign.

Burda supports The Female Company with follow-on investment

Hubert Burda Media announced a follow-on investment in the German FemCare start-up The Female Company (TFC). TFC will use the funds to further develop their tech & data platform, and to expand the product portfolio.

Vinted-CEO: “Burda gave us the freedom to experiment in difficult times”

As a lot of Germans are currently shrinking their closet, Burda’s portfolio company and online platform for second-hand fashion Vinted (in Germany known as Kleiderkreisel) is recording an enormous increase in users.

Spreading Love with Flowers Amid Corona Outbreak

Aron Gelbard, CEO of the British flower gifting brand Bloom & Wild, shares his thoughts on how flowers can express emotions in times of social distancing.

Skillshare CEO: “Creative Classes Help Manage Stress”

While the Corona pandemic is forcing people to stay at home, there are many ways to feel connected, manage stress and get creative indoors. The e-learning plattform Skillshare connects people through creativity.

Albert Shyy appointed as Managing Director Asia at BurdaPrincipal Investments

Albert Shyy is promoted to Managing Director Asia at BurdaPrincipal Investments (BPI), the growth capital arm of media and tech company Hubert Burda Media.

Burda Invests in US Short-Form Video Platform Recount Media

Hubert Burda Media announced an investment in Recount Media, an innovative short-form video platform dedicated to political news headquartered in New York, United States.

Skillshare-CEO: "We want to be the global leader for creative education"

The American e-learning platform Skillshare is part of the BurdaPrincipal Investments portfolio. In an interview, CEO Matt Cooper explains what makes the company and its cooperation with Burda so special.

10 questions for...Christian Teichmann

Today we speak to Christian Teichmann, Managing Director of BurdaPrincipal Investments. Christian explains what brought him to Burda, what he is particularly proud of and what he’s aiming to achieve in 2020.

Vinted Raises €128 Million to Accelerate Growth

Vinted, a portfolio company of BurdaPrincipal Investments, the growth capital arm of Hubert Burda Media, announced a €128 million Series E funding round.

Focus on future trends

Will Germany become a pioneer in medical innovations? What does the investment scene look like in the fitness and health sector? These questions were discussed at the BurdaPrincipal Investments Fireside Chat.

International Get-Together at Lake Tegernsee

From 15 to 16 October, BurdaPrincipal Investments (BPI) took off to Lake Tegernsee: Board Member Martin Weiss and BPI Managing Director Christian Teichmann had invited to the second BPI portfolio conference.

London calling

How will artificial intelligence change our lives? And who sets the rules? The second London networking lunch organized by BurdaPrincipal Investments focused on artificial intelligence (AI).

Burda invests in co-living operator Hmlet

Hubert Burda Media announced an investment in Hmlet, a Singapore-headquartered co-living operator.

Burda invests in global photography platform Sweet Escape

Hubert Burda Media announced an investment in Sweet Escape, an AI-driven photography platform based in Indonesia.

Let me show you around

Burda is active in 18 different countries. To see the bigger picture, we asked international colleagues in Burda offices all around the world to show us how they work. Up next: Amelia Townsend in London.

Burda invests in German Start-Up The Female Company

The Female Company – that’s Ann-Sophie Claus and Sinja Stadelmaier. The start-up of the two founders follows a great mission: They want to revolutionise the female healthcare market. BurdaPrincipal Investments supports …

Miinto and Showroom join forces

The Scandinavian fashion platform Miinto has acquired the leading Polish fashion platform for upcoming fashion Showroom

Burda continues to invest in Rockets of Awesome

In February 2018, BurdaPrincipal Investments invested for the first time in the direct-to-consumer company Rockets of Awesome. This week, Rockets of Awesome received a new growth boost.

Opening of new office in Berlin

BPI's investment specialists are active around the world to provide long term growth equity. With today’s opening of the new office in Berlin, the team continues its own geographic expansion.

Rethinking media: Burda invests in Waitwhat

BurdaPrincipal Investments, together with Cue Ball Capital, is leading the current Series A investment round for innovation and media start-up Waitwhat.

US$226 million investment for Zilingo

Hubert Burda Media announced a follow-on investment in Zilingo, the leading fashion-focused marketplace platform in Southeast Asia.

Let me show you around

Burda is active in 18 different countries. To see the bigger picture, we asked international colleagues in Burda offices all around the world to show us how differently they work. Up first: Albert Shyy in Singapore.

Playful learning with Kukua

Hubert Burda Media invests in Kukua, a pan-African educational franchise dedicated to combat illiteracy among children.

Business is b(l)ooming

British flower gifting brand Bloom & Wild has completed a Series-C round of financing worth GBP 15m (approximately EUR 16.7m).

Capital for continued growth: 50 million investment for Vinted

Vinted, Europe's largest marketplace for used fashion and accessories, today closed another financing round with a total volume of 50 million euros.

New shoes on Mondays

M.Gemi brought the Italian model of shoemaking to the US. Read the story behind their success.

Burda invests in Online Learning Community Skillshare

Hubert Burda Media today announced its investment in Skillshare, the online learning community with thousands of classes in creative, business and tech disciplines.

Get-together in a shoe paradise

Networking in the midst of handcrafted Italian shoes – that was the setting for the first BurdaPrincipal Investments event in New York.

Burda continues investment in Zilingo

Hubert Burda Media announced a follow-on investment in Zilingo, the leading fashion-focused marketplace platform in Southeast Asia. Burda’s growth capital arm BurdaPrincipal Investments led the US$54 Million Series C fu…

Fresh money for nebenan.de

Hubert Burda Media continues to believe in Nebenan.de: Burda's investment unit BurdaPrincipal Investments led the Series A financing round, in which the neighbourhood network raised a total of 16 million euros.

Burda invests in used car marketplace Carsome

Hubert Burda Media announced its investment in Carsome, the leading used car marketplace platform in Southeast Asia.

The will to win

Following in Burda’s long tradition of entrepreneurial spirit and technology, around 600 participants made their way to the second Startup Day’n’Nite in Munich.

Burda invests in fashion marketplace Zilingo

Hubert Burda Media announced its investment in Zilingo, the leading fashion-focused marketplace platform in Southeast Asia.

Burda invests in direct-to-consumer platform M.Gemi

Hubert Burda Media today announced its investment in M.Gemi, the leading direct to consumer accessories brand based in Boston focusing on handcrafted shoes from Italy.

BurdaPrincipal Investments opens Asian headquarters in Singapore

BurdaPrincipal Investments has announced the opening of its Singapore office to establish its presence in Asia, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia.  

Bloom & Wild joins UK's Future Fifty

Tech City UK has announced the latest batch of companies joining its Future Fifty programme, which supports 50 of the Britain’s fastest growing. Bloom & Wild is the second Burda investment joining the programme.

Bloom & Wild blooms with £3.75m investment

Bloom & Wild, the UK’s top rated online flower company, has taken £3.75m in a new round of funding with BurdaPrincipal Investments, Hubert Burda Media’s investment unit.

Showroom on the road to success

The fashion platform Showroom is on the road to success since the start of the German website in 2015. The company wants to continue its expansion and has recently opened a showroom space in Berlin.

Burda invests in UK-based marketplace Notonthehighstreet.com

Hubert Burda Media today announced its investment in UK’s leading curated marketplace for creative small businesses Notonthehighstreet.com.

Burda invests in e-commerce hub Blitsy.com

Hubert Burda Media has led the $6.2 million Series B round of funding for the online arts and crafts hub Blitsy.

Burda establishes central M&A unit

Burda's newly created M&A department will be responsible for analyzing, evaluating and – where appropriate – realizing the full range of investment opportunities available to the company. 

Millennial style

Hubert Burda Media has invested EUR 20 million in the social marketplace Vinted.com. Founded in Vilnius, Lithuania, the company is an international mobile platform for selling vintage lifestyle items.