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.

14 December 2018
In conversation with

The next generation of robots

We live in an era of digitalisation which has created a virtual world of data where we can store and retrieve information that can be shared on the internet every day all over the world. So humans now have not only the physical world but also an information world on the cloud where we can interact with data. And with the creation of the internet of things, the data-cloud is getting direct access to our real physical world and can perform functions in it.
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6 December 2018
Lakestar in the press

HomeToGo raises total capital to over $150 million and acquires largest US competitor

In a reversal of the usual roles, Berlin based start-up and Lakestar portfolio company, HomeToGo, is to acquire US rival
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4 December 2018
In conversation with


I am an engineer who qualified at Imperial College in London and wrote code for software. Now I consider myself a builder, someone who builds ideas into reality, and no longer writes code.’s vision is that everyone should be able to convert their ideas into reality without learning to code. Our mission is to make the way that human ideas go from thought to production as easy as ordering a pizza via an app.
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