Lakestar is a venture capital firm that invests in outstanding digital and technology entrepreneurs worldwide

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, GoEuro, FiveAI and Blockchain.

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

9 October 2018
Lakestar in the press

The coolest people in he UK tech industry

Business Insider has published its latest UK tech 100. This year it features four of Lakestar’s portfolio companies. Start-up builder EF run by Alice Bentinck and Matt Clifford; Peter Smith of Blockchain; Nikolay Storonsky, CEO of Revolut; and autonomous car company FiveAI, led by Stan Boland.
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8 October 2018
Lakestar in the press

FIVE AI: The UK firm hoping to take on Google's driverless cars

The BBC has profiled Lakestar portfolio company, FiveAI. The business is moving as quickly as possible to design a driverless car that will at some point in the future gain regulatory approval to take to the roads
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21 September 2018
In conversation with

Techinvestor Klaus Hommels über Europas wachsende Abhängigkeit von China und den USA

In an in-depth and wide ranging interview with manager magazin, Klaus Hommels discusses how European companies can compete on the world stage. This includes measures to encourage investment in Europe’s startups and the key lessons to learn from the US and China.
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