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Empowering European Innovation: $600m Raised for Next-Gen Start-ups

We are happy to announce the recent closing of our latest funds, Lakestar Early IV and Lakestar Growth II, for around $600 million to inject new capital into the next generation of European start-ups, bringing Lakestar’s assets under management to €2bn.

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11 Apr 2024
5 min read

Lakestar announces closing of its latest fund generation for $600 million, investing in technology advancing Europe’s digital sovereignty

As a long-standing champion for Europe’s digital sovereignty, Lakestar invests in disruptive businesses enabled by technology and founded by exceptional entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond, through ...

30 Jan 2024
1 min read

We are thrilled to announce the latest edition of the State of Quantum Report

The report reveals quantum computing has shown remarkable resilience amidst global economic challenges

06 Dec 2023
3 min read

Dr. Klaus Hommels has been recognised in the Forbes Midas List Europe

Forbes describes Klaus as "a champion of European tech", noting his work as Chairman of the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF) and on the Innovation Board at the Munich Security Conference.

29 Nov 2023
5 min read

Lakestar, Walden Catalyst and Dealroom launch the third edition of the European Deep Tech Report

The report aims to align Europe's definition of Deep Tech, examine the characteristics of the European ecosystem, dive deep into key areas of Deep Tech, and lay out ways it can enhance its global c...

24 Oct 2023
3 min read

Monumental strides are being made in bridging the gap between venture capital and pension funds in the UK

Organised by the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA), the Compact seeks to promote the participation of long-term patient capital into venture capital and growth equity....

28 Sep 2023
3 min read

Lakestar is proud to have been a partner in the European Women in VC annual report

This edition of the report delivered many interesting findings - including how the higher representation of women in senior management teams leads to better fund performance.

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