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Platform Manager



BDMI is one of the venture capital groups within Bertelsmann. Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the entertainment group RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company has around 130,000 employees and generated revenues of €17.3 billion in the 2020 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world. Bertelsmann aspires to achieve climate neutrality by 2030.


BDMI is a financially focused corporate venture capital fund investing in startups that provide innovative digital technologies, products, and distribution channels in North America, Europe, and Israel. We look for early stage opportunities where we can accelerate growth through BDMI's financial and management resources and broad connectivity to various Bertelsmann divisions.



  • 2 to 4 years of experience in a relationship driven role 
  • Strong passion for and experience with the startup/technology ecosystem 
  • You should be a social, curious, outgoing networker with the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with various stakeholders and enjoy connecting people to others 
  • Impeccable attention to detail 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • High energy, outgoing, and capable of working in a fast-paced environment 
  • Comfortable working in an unstructured environment and taking on new challenges proactively and effectively managing competing priorities 
  • Working well within a team, but being willing to take the lead where you have the expertise, skills or bandwidth to tackle the project 
  • BA/BS degree 



  • Be proactive with connecting founders directly to other founders who can provide insight and guidance for growing their business or addressing particular challenges 
  • Network with Bertelsmann business units to understand which startups might be valuable for them to meet and making those connections 
  • Connect startups to other companies within our network for business development 
  • Build and maintain a portfolio company database including the top executives at each startup, their roles and responsibilities 
  • Communicate with portfolio companies to understand what they need in order to scale and grow and being proactive about how we can help them achieve those goals. 
  • Support portfolio companies in raising their next round of funding by making introductions to potential investors 
  • Continue to enhance BDMI relationship with parent company’s business units 
  • Sharing best practices for startups through small events and distributing written materials 
  • Connecting startups to our network of lenders, lawyers, bankers, vendors, etc. as they grow and have need for additional services 
  • Take lead role in developing and planning events such as virtual and in-person workshops for founders around topics the founders have communicated to you are important to them 


Additional Notes

  • Submission of a Cover Letter is required


BDMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global media, services and education company Bertelsmann. As a financially driven corporate venture investor BDMI draws upon Bertelsmann's global reach to provide not only capital, but also access to their network of businesses within Bertelsmann and across the media industry.  BDMI has invested in over 100 startups since 2007 and is currently focused on the categories of Next Gen Media, Web3, Enterprise SaaS and Fintech. For more information visit:  


Company: Bertelsmann, Inc. 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 213382

Date:  Sep 21, 2022

New York, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Venture Capital, Book Publishing, Manager, Database, Business Development, Finance, Publishing, Management, Technology, Sales

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