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We support exceptional founders that change the way we learn, work and consume media.

Mediahuis Ventures

As the corporate venture capital arm of Mediahuis, we fund startups that are developing innovative solutions for students and the modern workforce. Focussed on edtech, hrtech, and mediatech, we partner with companies from Series A and beyond, committing to the long-term success of your business.
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Mediahuis believes unconditionally in independent journalism and strong, relevant media that positively contributes to people and society. Mediahuis Ventures continues this mission by investing in companies that make the flow of information more effective, affordable, or accessible and ultimately transform the way we learn, work and consume media.

What we bring to the table

MISSION-DRIVEN

A shared ambition and belief in the founder’s ability are the cornerstones of our investment decisions. We have a penchant for working with founders driven by a mission to improve the world.

A LONG-TERM PARTNER

If you need multiple investments rounds to achieve your sky-high ambitions, we can support you. Once we invest, we team up to achieve your growth to market leadership.

INVESTMENT LEADERSHIP

We double down on what we believe in. We prefer a lead investor role and support your company’s growth by giving access to the knowledge and resources at Mediahuis’ disposal.

SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

We encourage healthy scaling without compromising business longevity, helping you build a foundation that can stand the test of time.

MARKET KNOWLEDGE

Our focussed thesis allows us to dive deep into the categories we invest in. Our understanding of the market, competition, and consumers are continuously updated and shared with our investments to support long-term strategic decisions.

M&A EXPERTISE

Company acquisition lies at the heart of Mediahuis’ rapid growth, and the markets we invest in an opportunity in the market to strengthen our company’s position by acquiring companies in line with your growth strategy.

Investment Thesis

Our investment thesis is laser-focussed. We understand the market and are very specific about the companies and sectors we support. Partnering with us gives you access to all industry knowledge at our disposal. We invest in series A and beyond and like to participate in multiple rounds.

Edtech

Primarily focused on higher education and corporate training, a new wave of learning methods and formats made possible through technological innovation has come to the forefront. With higher education preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow and corporates training employees to close the skills gap, we see ample opportunity for new companies to grow and change the way we learn.

HRtech & future of work

Employee hiring, development, and retention have become a crucial challenge in today’s work environment. With more budget shifting towards HR divisions and remote, automation and the gig economy is disrupting the landscape. As the relationship between employees and companies evolves, software solutions tend to new employee needs as the war for talent continues.

Mediatech

Mediatech companies help to improve the relationship between customers and content. With a specific focus on subscription management platforms, we invest in promising companies that change how we gather, see, and use consumer data to support subscription business models.

Our portfolio

Meet our team

Cédric Cops

Investment Lead EdTech & HRTech

Caspar van Rhijn

Investment Mentor to MHV

Piyush Hemnani

Investment Manager

Ross Murray

Deal Lead

Beren Erbişim Tülü

Investment Analyst