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24 April 2020
Lakestar in the press

The coronavirus spread has globally led to an unpredictable business environment for companies at all growth stages

Startups are especially vulnerable to the knock-on effects of the crisis. Many startups are not yet generating revenue and therefore do not profit from fiscal support measures. To help them stay afloat in this period of pressing uncertainty, states and regulators are being made accountable for putting the necessary measures in place. Our founder, Klaus Hommels, explains in Handelsblatt, why we urgently need governmental co-investments in cooperation with the industry to preserve and support our European startup ecosystem.
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4 March 2020
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We are happy to announce that Five has raised $41 million in Series B

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27 February 2020
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Revolut raises $500 million in a Series D funding round

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25 February 2020
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We are very proud to announce our next major milestone

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21 February 2020
Founder Stories

CASAFARI: CLEANING UP PROPERTY DATA

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14 February 2020
Founder Stories

Limehome: A new concept for hotels

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11 February 2020
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We are happy to announce that Impala has raised $20 million in a second funding round, just four months after raising an $11 million Series A round

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22 January 2020
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We are happy to announce that scoutbee has raised $60 million in a second funding round

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13 January 2020
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We are happy to announce that Soul Machines raises $40 million in Series B

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10 January 2020
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We are happy and proud to find our portfolio companies sennder and scoutbee under the top startup’s to watch in 2020

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20 December 2019
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Congratulations to our portfolio company Glovo and its founders Oscar Pierre and Sacha Michaud for raising 150 million euro in their latest funding round

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16 December 2019
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The German Startups Association announced its new executive set up and wants to turn the startup association upside down.

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2 December 2019
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Forbes Announces Third-Annual Midas List Europe

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16 November 2019
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„Deutschland verliert den Anschluss“

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14 November 2019
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Announcing our lead investment in Eigen Technologies $37M Series B

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26 October 2019
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Financing for Innovation

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24 October 2019
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"Alle würden sagen: 'Da wird Rentengeld verzockt'"

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24 October 2019
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Tech entrepreneurs in Israel will benefit from making closer links with European investors

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16 September 2019
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Cleaning up chaotic property data to power up the industry

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8 August 2019
Thought leadership

The next generation of founders and their vital impact on Europe’s future

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22 July 2019
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Lakestar leads $70M round in sennder

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6 June 2019
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Social networks for neighbours

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17 May 2019
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The travel booking platform ‘Get Your Guide‘ collects 484 million dollars

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7 May 2019
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A close shave at a fair price

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1 May 2019
Lakestar in the press

Lakestar is happy to announce its lead investment in Glovo’s €150M Series D funding.

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24 April 2019
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Lakestar is happy to announce its lead investment in Holded’s €6M Series A funding.

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15 April 2019
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Forbes Midas list 2019

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21 March 2019
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Opendoor raises $300M on a $3.8B valuation for its home marketplace

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20 March 2019
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Tech-Investor Klaus Hommels: „Das Geld für Start-ups kommt von den Falschen“

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6 March 2019
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Secure open source software to power commercial drones

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20 February 2019
Lakestar in the press

EF raises $115M new fund, aiming to create another 300-plus startups in the next three years

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14 February 2019
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GoEuro rebrands as Omio to take its travel aggregator business global

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5 February 2019
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A Music Startup Is Paying Artists For Their Future Royalties

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1 February 2019
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Vielleicht sind wir einfach zu schüchtern, Industriepolitik zu machen

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2 January 2019
Lakestar in the press

Auterion: Hoch hinaus mit Drohnen

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14 December 2018
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The next generation of robots

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6 December 2018
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HomeToGo raises total capital to over $150 million and acquires largest US competitor

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4 December 2018
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The future of software development

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13 November 2018
Lakestar in the press

Moving healthcare 'Forward' with AI and tech

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7 November 2018
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SoftBank's Deepcore invests in UK start-up Engineer.ai

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6 November 2018
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Five AI: "We need an industry wide safety certification framework for autonomous vehicles"

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5 November 2018
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Nurturing start-ups the Entrepreneur First way

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5 November 2018
Lakestar in the press

The Midas List - Europe 2018

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9 October 2018
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The coolest people in the UK tech industry

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8 October 2018
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FIVE AI: The UK firm hoping to take on Google's driverless cars

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21 September 2018
In conversation with

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

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6 September 2018
Lakestar in the press

Crosslend holt sich 14 Millionen Euro von Investoren

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4 September 2018
Lakestar in the press

Open source drone software startup Auterion lands $10M seed funding

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3 September 2018
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Consumer websites show how to improve billing for medical treatment

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21 August 2018
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A tech revolution in US health insurance

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14 August 2018
Lakestar in the press

FiveAI CEO Stan Boland on winning the driverless car race in Europe

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19 July 2018
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Lakestar Offers Advisory Services To Fintechs Following Successful Marley Spoon IPO

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25 June 2018
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Hospital billing platform Cedar secures $36M in venture capital

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