Everyone wants to spot Europe’s next extraordinary tech entrepreneur.

Someone already has.

Venture capital for the world's tech entrepreneurs

Lakestar operates in early and growth-stage ventures by partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs worldwide, focusing on internet and technology companies that can quickly achieve global scale.

Founded by Klaus Hommels, one of Europe’s leading venture capitalists, Lakestar has invested in many of the companies that define today’s digital economy, including Facebook, Spotify and Skype, and more recently Opendoor, Omio (formally GoEuro), FiveAI and Revolut.

Lakestar has a presence in Zurich, Berlin, London, New York and Hong Kong.

21 March 2019
Lakestar in the press

Opendoor raises $300M on a $3.8B valuation for its home marketplace

Opendoor, the home selling start-up, has closed its funding round having raised an additional $300 million, after originally filing to raise $200 million in February this year. The valuation of the startup that is taking on the real estate industry, is now at $3.8 billion. Opendoor has now raised $1.3 billion in equity, with some $3.0 billion in debt financing for buying in properties.
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20 March 2019
Lakestar in the press

Tech-Investor Klaus Hommels: „Das Geld für Start-ups kommt von den Falschen“

In an interview with Handelsblatt, Klaus Hommels speaks about the future of European technology companies and warns about the lack of money for young companies. He calls on Europe to invest more in start-ups, so that funding remains competitive alongside the US and Asia.
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6 March 2019
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Auterion is a software platform designed to power the drone industry. At the heart of its operating system is PX4, the most widely distributed open source flight software. But it also offers all the supporting services such as cloud analytics, predictive maintenance and unmanned traffic management, as well having the ability to run custom-made third party apps like obstacle avoidance and data streaming.
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