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[insights headline=”Vinted Raises €128 Million to Accelerate Growth” img=”2008″]

Vinted, a portfolio company of BurdaPrincipal Investments, the growth capital arm of Hubert Burda Media, announced a €128 million Series E funding round. Burda has been invested in Vinted since 2015 and participated in the current equity funding round that was led by new investor Lightspeed Venture Partners, valuing the company at over €1 billion. Vinted is Europe’s largest online international C2C marketplace dedicated to second-hand fashion.

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[insights headline=”Burda invests in German Start-Up The Female Company” img=”1791″]

The Female Company – that’s Ann-Sophie Claus and Sinja Stadelmaier. The start-up of the two Stuttgart-based founders follows a great mission:  The Female Company aims to revolutionize the female healthcare market with products designed by women for women. As their first product, the founders offer organic tampons via a subscription-model.

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[insights headline=”New funding for Nebenan.de” img=”687″]

Berlin, March 20th 2018 – 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. Just six months after the launch of Nebenan.de, Burda had invested in the platform in July 2016. Existing investor Lakestar is also increasing its shareholding in this round. Both thus support the further growth course of the founders Christian Vollmann and Till Behnke. Deutsche Telemedien, NWZ and pd ventures are also new investors.

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[insights headline=”British flower gifting brand Bloom & Wild has completed a GBP 15m Series C financing round” img=”1147″]

UK/Germany, October 1st 2018 – British flower gifting brand Bloom & Wild has completed a Series-C round of financing worth GBP 15m (approximately EUR 16.7m) and will use the capital to further drive its exceptional growth. Burda Principal Investments is participating in the round led by Piper together with other existing investors such as MMC Ventures. It is the largest investment for the brand yet. Bloom & Wild was founded in 2013 by Aron Gelbard and Ben Stanway and is set to become Europe’s most loved flower brand.

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[insights headline=”Bloom & Wild blooms with £3.75m investment” img=”1167″]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, leading the round, and previous investors MMC Ventures and the company’s other angel investors also participating.

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[insights headline=”Vinted secures $27m series C to expand in new markets” img=”2066″]

Vinted, the world’s largest pre-loved fashion and lifestyle marketplace, receives $27 million of Series C funding in a round led by Burda Principal Investments along Accel and Insight Venture Partners. The funding aims to support Vinted’s international expansion efforts.

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[insights headline=”NOT ON THE HIGH STREET.com secures investment in £21m funding round” img=”993″]

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

Burda led the £21m funding round (Series E) with additional support from existing investors including Index Ventures, Industry Ventures and Eight Roads Ventures.

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[insights headline=”Nebenan.de raises investment in €5.5m funding round” img=”646″]

The investment round totals 5.5m € and will be used to further enhance the consumer proposition focused on connecting neighbourhoods and to accelerate the nationwide rollout.
“We are excited to be investing in a fantastic team that brings neighbourhood networks to Germany. Nebenan.de has shown impressive growth since its start in 2015 and consumers love the product. We are thrilled to support this journey”, explains Martin Weiss, Managing Director at BurdaPrincipal Investments.

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[insights headline=”Burda raises stake in Showroom” img=”1120″]

Showroom is the leading marketplace for independent designer fashion in Poland (www.showroom.pl). Since the start of the German platform (www.showroom.de) in 2015, the brand has rapidly grown in the market. To further support this path, Burda has raised its stake to 64 percent, while the founders Michal Juda and Jasiek Stasz hold a combined 36 percent of the companies’ shares.

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[insights headline=”NOT ON THE HIGH STREET.com secures investment in £21m funding round” img=”993″]

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

Burda led the £21m funding round (Series E) with additional support from existing investors including Index Ventures, Industry Ventures and Eight Roads Ventures.

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[insights headline=”The global photography platform Sweet Escape receives Burda investment” img=”1863″]

Hubert Burda Media announced an investment in Sweet Escape, an AI-driven photography platform based in Indonesia. Burda’s growth capital arm BurdaPrincipal Investments invested in the US$6 Million Series A funding round which was co-led by Openspace Ventures and Jungle Ventures. The business was first established to solve a very simple problem: to allow people to capture their experiences while traveling with beautiful photos via locally curated professional photographers.

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[insights headline=”Burda leads US$54m Series C funding for Zilingo” img=”1287″]

Southeast Asia, April 4th 2018 – 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 funding round alongside Sequoia Capital India and Sofina, with existing investors and new investor Amadeus Capital also participating. This round comes on the heels of Zilingo’s US$17 Million Series B  raised last September.

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[insights headline=”Burda invests in fashion marketplace Zilingo” img=”1302″]

Hubert Burda Media announced its investment in Zilingo, the leading fashion-focused marketplace platform in Southeast Asia. Burda’s growth capital arm BurdaPrincipal Investments led the $17M Series B funding round alongside Sequoia Capital India and other already existing investors. This round will be used to strengthen the company’s position in its newest market, Indonesia, and expand their supply base.

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[insights headline=”Burda invests in used car platform Carsome” img=”1424″]

Kuala Lumpur – Thursday 8th March, 2017 – Carsome, Southeast Asia’s leading and fastest growing online used car platform, today announced that it has raised US$19 million in Series B funding. The company is supported by a mix of strong local and global investors based in Europe, China, USA, Japan and Singapore. Leading this round is Burda Principal Investments, with existing investors Gobi Partners, InnoVen Capital and Lumia Capital following on. Carsome currently has operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand.

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[insights headline=”Burda invests in co-living operator Hmlet” img=”1933″]

Hubert Burda Media announced an investment in Hmlet, a Singapore-headquartered co-living operator. Burda’s growth capital arm BurdaPrincipal Investments led the US$40 Million Series B funding round with participation from existing investor Sequoia Capital India and new investors Mitsubishi Real Estate, Reinventure Group, and angels including the family office of Manik Arora.

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[insights headline=”Zilingo the fashion-focused marketplace platform in Southeast Asia has completed a US$226m Series-D financing round” img=”1816″]

Singapore/Germany, February 12th 2019 – 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 invested in the US$226 Million Series D funding round alongside Sequoia Capital, Temasek, EDBI, and Sofina, with other existing investors also participating. This round follows Zilingo’s US$54 Million Series C raised last April, bringing the total funds raised by the company to US$308 Million.

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[insights headline=”Burda continues to invest in Rockets of Awesome” img=”1723″]

In February 2018, Burda’s investment unit BurdaPrincipal Investments invested for the first time in the direct-to-consumer company Rockets of Awesome. The New York startup is based on a box model which is similar to a subscription model. Parents receive a personalised selection of children’s clothing up to four times a year that are designed and produced in-house. This week, Rockets of Awesome received a new growth boost. Along with BurdaPrincipal Investments, a USD 19.5 million new financing round (Series C) included participation from existing investors such as August Capital and Forerunner Ventures. In addition, Rockets of Awesome was able to win the sports retailer Foot Locker as a new strategic partner.

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[insights headline=”Burda invests in Skillshare” img=”2284″]

Hubert Burda Media today announced its investment in Skillshare, the online learning community with thousands of classes in creative, business and tech disciplines. BurdaPrincipal Investments, the investment arm of Hubert Burda Media, joined the $28 Million Series C funding round alongside Union Square Ventures, Amasia and Spero Ventures.

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[insights headline=”Burda invests in international e-commerce hub Blitsy.com” img=”55″]

In addition to Burda, existing investors Greycroft Partners, Data Point Capital and Chicago Ventures have decided to provide additional capital for Blitsy.

The Chicago-based start-up is the most modern and comprehensive site for crafters looking to buy the supplies they need to turn ideas into finished projects. Blitsy also provides videos and live-streaming content featuring creators from every arts and crafts category.

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[insights headline=”WaitWhat raises US$ 4.2m in Series A funding” img=”1708″]

BurdaPrincipal Investments, together with Cue Ball Capital, is leading the current Series A investment round for innovation and media start-up Waitwhat. Former TED managers June Cohen and Deron Triff founded the company in New York in 2017 with the goal of rethinking the development and growth of media services.

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[insights headline=”Burda invests in direct-to-consumer platform M.Gemi” img=”1239″]

 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. Burda’s growth capital arm BurdaPrincipal Investments led the $16M Series C funding round with participation from General Catalyst Partners, Accel and Forerunner Ventures. This round of funding will fuel ongoing investment in advanced technology to enhance predictive analytics, and to fuel the brand’s unique supply chain in Italy.

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