Lakestar: Switzerland Venture Capital

About Lakestar:

Lakestar was founded by the technology investor Klaus Hommels, in 2012.  Today, it has become one of Europe’s leading venture capitals, investing in many companies shaping today’s digital economy, including Facebook, Spotify, and Skype.


Lakestar team advises, mentors and supports companies to:

  • Identify new markets
  • Assure rapid expansion
  • Work on their business development, recruitment, technology, and marketing

Investment phase:

Lakestar operates in:

  • Early-stage ventures
  • Growth-stage ventures

Operating area:

Lakestar operates in Zurich, Berlin, London, New York, and Hong Kong.

Business investment categories:

Lakestar mainly invests in internet and technology companies that have the potential to scale globally.

Names of some companies Lakestar invested in:

  • Cadre: an investment platform made for professionals working on commercial real estate.
  • Eigen: an intelligent process automation solution.
  • Spotify: a leading digital music service.

You can find the full portfolio of Lakestar here.

1. Lakestar, accessed November 2020,

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