Sim Blaustein joined BDMI in 2012 from High Line Venture Partners, where he co-founded the seed fund, and has been in venture capital since 2002 including 3 years at Gabriel Ventures where he managed 17 investments including 3 IPOs and 3 M&As. In addition to spearheading BDMI's seed fund, he led or co-led BDMI’s investments in StyleHaul (acquired by RTL), Dramafever (acquired by Softbank), HelloGiggles (acquired by Time), Food52, Frank & Oak, Jukin Media and Nativo. He is actively focused on new investments in online video and next-generation content-driven companies. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, an engineering degree from the Cooper Union where he graduated Summa cum Laude and is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School. Sim is fluent in German, Spanish and can tell jokes in French and Italian. More about him on his LinkedIn profile.
About BDMI: Established in 2006, with over $180 million under management, BDMI makes early stage investments into innovative companies in the digital media landscape. Drawing upon the global media reach of parent company Bertelsmann, BDMI provides not only capital, but also brings access to a worldwide collection of diverse businesses within Bertelsmann and via our broader network of media industry connections. Our goal is to partner with companies that can benefit from our media expertise and global perspective. BDMI invests out of two funds: a seed fund and a traditional early stage fund.
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