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.

4 December 2019
Lakestar in the press

Forbes Announces Third-Annual Midas List Europe

We are proud to see our founder Klaus Hommels ranked at top position #5 in the 2019 Midas List Europe, which recognises the best venture capitalists from across Europe, who have invested into the most disruptive tech companies. This exceptional result, his highest to date, underlines the success of Lakestar and its role in shaping the European venture capital ecosystem.
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16 November 2019
Lakestar in the press

„Deutschland verliert den Anschluss“

In an interview with DIE WELT, Klaus Hommels talks about Germany’s backwardness in digitalisation and the driving force behind it in other countries. But it’s not too late to make up leeway. “We just need more tolerance for failure”, Klaus explains.
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14 November 2019
Lakestar in the press

Announcing our lead investment in Eigen Technologies $37M Series B

Eigen is a London-based startup whose machine learning engine helps banks and other businesses that need to extract information and insights from large and complex documents. Congratulations to the founders Lewis Z. Liu and Jonathan Feuer.
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