Klaus Hommels Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
Professionals
  • Investments
  • 21
  • Portfolio
  • 5
  • Exits
  • 15
Exits

Klaus Hommels General Information

Description

Mr. Klaus Hommels is the Founder and serves as the Chairman of the Board at Lakestar. He was the Founder & served as Chairman at Lakestar SPAC. He founded Lakestar in 2012 after running his own venture capital fund, Hommels Holding. He serves as a Board Member at Revolut, Modern Meadow, and Harry's. Previously, he worked at Balderton Capital. He served as Board Member at Factory Works. He started his career at Bertelsmann, before joining AOL Germany in 1995 as a board member. He is one of Europe's most prominent business angels and venture capitalists. He is also a voice for the European Tech Ecosystem with the aim of strengthening Europe's position in times of digital transformation. He has invested in many major players in the technology sector. He was an early investor in companies such as Skype, Xing, King, Facebook, Spotify and Airbnb. He frequently interacts with politicians, regulators, and corporates to bring European technology and capital flows on the global agenda. He is a supporter of think-tank initiatives such as the Internet Economy Foundation Ashoka and the European Center for Competitive Studies (ESCP) in Berlin. He earned his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He also served as Board Member at Oscar.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Zürich
  • Switzerland

Klaus Hommels Investments (21)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Factory Berlin 05-Nov-2015 Early Stage VC Education and Training Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 0000000 00.0
00000000 27-Mar-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000 00.0
00000 10-Jul-2013 00000 00000 Other Hardware Generating Revenue 00000 0000000 00.0
000000 27-Jun-2013 00000 00000 0000 Other Hardware Generating Revenue 00000 0000000 00.0
0000000000 19-Jun-2013 00000 00000 Accessories Bankruptcy: Liquidation 00000 0000000 00.0
00000000 00000 26-Nov-2012 00000 00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 0000000 00.0
0000000 14-Nov-2012 00000 00000 00000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 00000 0000000 00.0
0000000 22-Oct-2012 0000 00000 000 Accessories Generating Revenue 00000 0000000 00.0
Klarna 01-Sep-2012 Later Stage VC Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000 00.0
SumUp 23-Aug-2012 Early Stage VC 0000 Other Hardware Generating Revenue 00000 0000000 00.0
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Klaus Hommels Exits (15)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Wandera 01-Jul-2021 Buyout/LBO 00000
000000 01-Jun-2021 000000000000000000 00000
0000000 21-Nov-2018 000000000000000000
0000000 03-Apr-2018 000 00.00
0000000000 01-Jan-2018 0000000000: 000000
00000000 00000 05-Jun-2014 000000000000000000
0000 0000000 00000 26-Mar-2014 000 00000
0000 000000000 16-Nov-2013 000000000 00000000
Casacanda 20-Feb-2012 Merger/Acquisition 0000
Woo Media 04-Nov-2011 Merger/Acquisition
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Klaus Hommels Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Klaus Hommels Ph.D Angel Investor 00 0 0 Zürich, Switzerland
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