media + more venture

forward thinking.

who we are

The media + more venture is a joint venture capital company of the publishers Badisches Pressehaus 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.

  • 28 bases, headquartered in Freiburg with 800 employees
  • Over 25 print and digital products (main medium Badische Zeitung with 410,000 daily readers)
  • 1.2 million distributed issues (print products of BZ.medien)
  • 6.7 million visits per month (online portals of BZ.medien)
  • 1.7 million unique user per month (online portals of BZ.medien)

Last updated: 2018

  • Media company Heilbronner Stimme with 650 employees
  • Regional newspaper Heilbronner Stimme with 240,000 daily readers
  • Regional classified journals with 550,000 distributed issues per week
  • 2.9 million visits per month (online portals of Heilbronner Stimme)
  • 1.4 million unique user per month (online portals of Heilbronner Stimme)

Last updated: 2018

Last updated: 2018

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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.

Financing Stages





Investment Level






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


We look forward to hearing from you.

media + more venture
Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG

Allee 2
74072 Heilbronn