With more than 300 companies in 120 countries, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group is one of the largest media corporations in the world today. Our own company and all of our subsidiaries originated from a good idea and one first step forward. That's why we're eager to support the CONTENTshift accelerator in its efforts to break new ground and gain the necessary momentum for innovation and growth in our group's core industry. Stefan Peters
Holtzbrinck Digital is the investment holding of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. Our investment focus is on digital businesses in the fields of Science, Education, Content and Health which is grounded in deep market understanding and strong domain expertise. With offices in Munich, London and Boston we follow a global approach and back convincing business models with our experience, network and background aiming for the next level of growth. Partnering with the founders and management teams of our companies is key for us. We regularly work closely together and support with strategic and operational advice. The joint goal is to ensure operational success and to create economic value. As an investor we are rigorous regarding our investment fields, but flexible on the transaction size and the shareholding in the company. We invest in startups which have already achieved proof-of-concept, support later stage companies with growth capital and acquire profitable businesses with the potential to be leaders in their domestic or international market. Selected investments into dedicated and outperforming funds complement our investment strategy.
Stefan is one of the managing directors of Holtzbrinck Digital and responsible for the Digital Publishing and Digital Health activities. While working closely with his companies like gutefrage.net, pflege.de and netdoktor he is continuously sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities in the Digital Health and Digital Publishing space all around the globe. Before he joined Holtzbrinck in 2012, Stefan led several M&A transactions as part of Axel Springer's M&A core team and was responsible for the investment management of content & community activities within the Electronic Media Division of Axel Springer. Stefan studied Business Administration at the University of Hamburg and started his career with Ernst & Young as a consultant in the transaction advisory unit. Stefan loves to travel Asia, Europe and North America. He is an active sailor, has a passion for photography and is father to a daughter.