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media + more venture

forward thinking.

who we are

The media + more venture is a joint venture capital company of the publishers BZ.medien GmbH & Co. KG in Freiburg, Druck & Medien Heilbronn GmbH in Heilbronn and VRM GmbH & Co. KG in Mainz. The three regional media companies are characterised by a high willingness to innovate, particularly in the digital sector, and offer a similar range of products and services (daily newspapers, classified journals/free papers, magazines, advertising agencies, printing, logistics, ticketing, radio, courier/mail service, software development as well as information and communication services). Through our broad reach, but also through our diverse know-how and network of portfolio companies and co-investors, we want to support startups and contribute to their long-term success.

  • 32 bases, headquartered in Freiburg with 850 employees
  • Over 15 print and digital products (main medium Badische Zeitung with 369,000 daily readers)
  • 1.0 million distributed issues (print products of BZ.medien)
  • 7.23 million visits per month (online portals of BZ.medien)
  • 1.87 million unique user per month (online portals of BZ.medien)

Last updated: 2020

  • Media company Heilbronner Stimme with 680 employees
  • Regional newspaper Heilbronner Stimme with 271,000 daily readers
  • Regional classified journal with 250,795 distributed issues per week
  • 3.61 million visits per month (online portals of Heilbronner Stimme)
  • 1.19 million unique user per month (online portals of Heilbronner Stimme)

Last updated: 2020

Last updated: 2020

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what we are looking for

We invest in teams and topics with touch points to everything that is or will be relevant in the value chain “generate reach, market reach”. In doing so, we rely on the direct adjacency of the investment managers through their digital responsibility in the respective company and on close cooperation between the three publishing companies. As a strategic partner for startups, we do not only bring in our financial resources, but also our expertise in media and our broad network inside and outside of the German media industry.

Investment Focus


New solutions and business models around content – from content creation, distribution and monetization to impact analysis.


New solutions and business models around advertising – from online ads, social media ads and messenger services to location-based marketing.


New solutions and business models around technologies – from virtual reality, bots and blockchain to artificial intelligence.


New solutions and business models around services – from HR recruiting, e-commerce and last mile delivery to software/platform as a service.

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What we offer

The media + more venture offers startups not only equity and media power but also extensive expertise from many years of operational experience in the media industry. If required, we provide support through our know-how on topics such as customer experience, user journey and digital marketing. Furthermore we are able to establish contacts to suitable partners from our network who can foster the development and expansion of the different business operations.

Equity & Media Power

Expertise & Know-how


Three Teams

Access to Media Channels

Broad Network


Since the foundation of media + more venture in 2012, we have made several investments and we are proud of each and every portfolio company! This also includes our stakes in the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), which is the biggest seed investor in Germany, and in the next media accelerator (nma), which is specialized on very early stage founding teams with media-related business models.

News & Events

News & Events

Launch of

Welcome on! media + more venture starts with a new internet appearance in the new year. With a breath of fresh air we welcome you to our website and hope you find your way around quickly. Of course we appreciate feedback, questions and comments by mail or contact form.…
1. January 2019
News & Events

Recap of nma Demo Day 2018

The team of media + more venture travels at least twice a year to the demo day of the next media accelerator (nma) in Hamburg. As a nma fund investor this is more than a compulsory date - on the contrary, it is always a highlight! Honorably we discover each…
4. January 2019
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Meet us at the High-Tech Partnering Conference 2019

As a High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) investor, we have the possibility to attend exclusive events every year. One of these events is the 10th High-Tech Partnering Conference on the 29th of January 2019. At this conference, startups will be linked with established companies from a wide variety of industries. The aim…
9. January 2019
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Recap of NMA Demo Day 2019

From AR city tours to voice assistants for publishers to digital comic makers – Batch IX of the next Media Accelerator (nma) had a great mix to offer. On December 18, 2019, the team of media + more venture traveled to Hamburg again to experience the demo day at the…
27. February 2020
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Meet us at HTGF Family Day 2020

The High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) Family Day is without doubt one of the most important networking event in venture capital scene for media + more venture. At the end of May 2020, more than 1,000 participants are expected in Bonn, including our team. The two-day conference ist known for top class…
27. February 2020
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Successful Exit

The media + more venture sells its shares of the startup MessengerPeople to the swedish technology company Sinch. MessengerPeople is one of the leading german software-as-a-service-provider for messenger communication. Sinch is in turn one of the world-leading provider for mobile customer engagement. Especially in the initial phase of our cooperation…
11. October 2021


We look forward to hearing from you.

media + more venture
Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG

Allee 2
74072 Heilbronn