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.

4 December 2018
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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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13 November 2018
Lakestar in the press

Moving healthcare 'Forward' with AI and tech

Technology plays a vital role in everything and every industry across the globe — yet healthcare lags behind. But industry disruptor Forward is on a mission to bring it to the 21st century, from its focus on health and wellness to its use of high-tech and AI devices.
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7 November 2018
Lakestar in the press

SoftBank's Deepcore invests in UK start-up announces a $29.5m Series A funding round led by Lakestar. The UK start-up will use the funds to develop its software platform.
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