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 serves as a Board Member at Neko Health. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at NATO Innovation Fund. He is an Angel Investor. He is also the Founder and serves as Managing Director at Hommels Holding. 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 a Board Member at Factory Works. He served as Vice President at Benchmark (San Francisco). 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 corporations 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 a Board Member at Oscar.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Zurich
  • 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
Lookback 27-Mar-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000 00.0
SumUp 10-Jul-2013 00000 00000 000.00 Other Hardware Generating Revenue 00000 0000000 00.0
Enfore 27-Jun-2013 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000000 00.0
CitraStyle 19-Jun-2013 00000 00000 Accessories Bankruptcy: Liquidation 00000 0000000 00.0
Vertical Media 26-Nov-2012 00000 00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 0000000 00.0
Spotify 14-Nov-2012 00000 00000 00000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 00000 0000000 00.0
Tictail 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

Klaus Hommels Exits (15)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Wandera 01-Jul-2021 Merger/Acquisition 00000
Nutmeg 01-Jun-2021 000000000000000000 00000
Tictail 21-Nov-2018 000000000000000000
Spotify 03-Apr-2018 000 00.00
CitraStyle 01-Jan-2018 0000000000: 000000
Vertical Media 05-Jun-2014 000000000000000000
King.com 26-Mar-2014 000 00000
Meta Platforms 16-Nov-2013 000000000 00000000
Casacanda 20-Feb-2012 Merger/Acquisition 0000
Woo Media 04-Nov-2011 Merger/Acquisition

Klaus Hommels Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

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Klaus Hommels Team (1)

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

Klaus Hommels FAQs

  • Who is Klaus Hommels?

    Klaus Hommels is an angel Investor who has made 21 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Klaus Hommels?

    Klaus Hommels is an angel investor.

  • What does Klaus Hommels do?

    As an angel investor, Klaus Hommels invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Klaus Hommels invested in?

    Klaus Hommels has made numerous investments in companies like Factory Berlin, Lookback, and SumUp within the Education and Training Services (B2B), Business/Productivity Software, and Hardware industries.

  • What has Klaus Hommels invested in recently?

    Klaus Hommels's latest investment was on 05-Nov-2015 in Factory Berlin, a company within the Education and Training Services (B2B) industry.

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