Lakestar Insights


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
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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.

17 Sep 2023
1 min read

Lakestar joins the advisory board of the Europe Startup Nations Alliance (ESNA)

We are thrilled to share that we will be joining ESNA - Europe Startup Nations Alliance's advisory board and we are looking forward to working together to build a dynamic startup landscape across E...

30 Jun 2023
2 min read

ESG_VC publishes first large-scale analysis of the ESG performance at startups

The report serves as the first large-scale analysis of the ESG performance of venture-backed businesses.

09 Jun 2023
1 min read

Lakestar Launches Executives in Residence Programme to Connect Founders with Top Industry Experts

The EIR programme provides portfolio companies access to industry experts focused on helping to develop and refine their go-to-market (GTM) strategies.

08 Jun 2023
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Leading the golden era of European Space Tech

We believe that much of Europe’s digital sovereignty will be decided in space. That’s why we are laser-focused on strengthening the European space tech ecosystem. The continent is ripe for innovati...

09 May 2023
2 min read

Forging a stronger future for European technology

Lakestar founder and chairman, Klaus Hommels, participated in the Global Milken Conference 2023

10 Apr 2023
2 min read

On the Forefront of European Digital Sovereignty: Aleph Alpha & Terra Quantum

Aleph Alpha and Terra Quantum were recently featured in a Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung piece highlighting their pioneering efforts to advance the ground-breaking technologies of Artificial Intell...