It takes experience to spot a visionary.

Together we have identified, backed and developed some of the most far-sighted and successful European tech start-ups. Our passion and expertise is on hand to support brilliant tech entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs by heart, investors by profession

We regard ourselves as partners rather than just investors or board members.
We believe in supporting our entrepreneurs and tailor our involvement to the strengths and needs of each company and team.


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Our Team


Our Advisory Board

The Lakestar Advisory Board gathers influential leaders with a deep expertise in digital innovation, technology, finance and politics. By sharing their expertise and opening their networks, they actively support our founders in building and scaling their businesses.

Young Sohn

Founding Managing Partner Walden Catalyst Ventures, Chairman of the Board HARMAN International, Co-Founder Extreme Tech Challenge

Martin Hofmann

Former Group CIO, Volkswagen AG

Thorsten Dirks

Former Executive Board Member KPN, Telefónica and Lufthansa Group

Ann-Kristin Achleitner

Co-Scientific Director, Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies, TU Munich

Niall Ferguson

History Professor and Writer

Sam Gyimah

Former UK Minister

Simon Collins

Former Chairman of KPMG UK

Carsten von der Heyden

Founder and CEO, VON DER HEYDEN Personalberatung

Christoph Keese

CEO, Axel Springer HY

Dr Philipp Rösler

Founder and CEO of Consessor AG, Former German Vice-Chancellor

Matteo Renzi

Former Italian Prime Minister

Thomas Buberl