Klaus Hommels is one of Europe’s leading venture capitalists and the founder of Lakestar. His international venture capital firm operates in early and growth-stage ventures by partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs worldwide, focusing on internet and technology companies that can quickly achieve global scale.
Lakestar has invested in many of the companies, including Facebook, Spotify and Skype, and more recently Opendoor, Omio, Glovo and Revolut. Lakestar has a presence in Zurich, Berlin, London, New York and Hong Kong.
Founding partner of venture capital firm Lakestar Klaus Hommels and former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi discuss the outlook for Europe and how politics can help it achieve sovereignty in financing and technology.
If you listen closely to leading business figures from Asia, you get a sense for their economic fears and expectations. After visiting a leadership summit in Singapore, I am ever more convinced that we will be facing a new global Cold War, which will be fought over technology dominance. Europe needs to prepare for that.
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