Stefan von Holtzbrinck

Stefan von Holtzbrinck, his brother Dieter and sister Monika Schoeller inherited publishing house Verlagsgruppe Holtzbrinck from their father, Georg.

Originally founded as a book club in 1948, Holtzbrinck’s businesses include Macmillan Publishers, S. Fischer Verlag and Holtzbrinck Digital.

In 2006, Dieter sold his shares to his siblings, leaving them each with 50% of the company.

Holtzbrinck Ventures was founded in 2000 as an investment arm of the publishing business and became independent in 2010.

HV has invested in many internet and e-commerce startups including Zalando, Groupon, HelloFresh and Rocket Internet.