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), Glovo and Revolut.

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

6 June 2019
In conversation with


Nebenan is Germany’s hyper-local neighbourhood community, the largest in Europe and part of Good Hood which has also created similar communities in France, Italy and Spain. Our aim is to build social networks all over Europe that connect people living in the same neighbourhoods.
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17 May 2019
Lakestar in the press

The travel booking platform ‘Get Your Guide‘ collects 484 million dollars

Lakestar invested alongside the Softbank Vision Fund from Japan, and the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek, in the travel booking platform that offers its customers unique experiences on their travels. The financing round is special for the German start-up scene as funding rounds are extremely rare on this scale. In an interview, co-founder Reck talks about the details around the successful funding round.
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7 May 2019
In conversation with

A close shave at a fair price

In 2013, an old friend and I launched Harry’s, a new brand of razors and other shaving products which has proved very attractive to consumers. It sells high quality shaving gear at much lower prices than competitors, and is now expanding into other personal care categories.
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