Over the last decade, Berlin has become one of the top locations for starting a new business in Europe—a trend that is clearly reflected in the amount of investments local companies receive. The city does not only attract exceptional talent, but also a high volume of venture capital, coming from both German and international VCs. In 2014, Berlin’s startup scene has already overtaken London’s in terms of venture capital investment.
At Factory, our mission is to empower entrepreneurs and creatives to live up to their full potential and create the world of tomorrow. We are a new generation of matchmakers: we create opportunities and facilitate encounters that are otherwise difficult or impossible to arrange.
We know how complex and demanding a fundraising round can be. We know that finding the right investor with the right values is key. That is why, we’d like to lend a hand to our community and connect them with world-class investors from our network.
We are happy to announce that Factory partner Lakestar is our first VC member. Their membership includes quarterly office hours with our community, as well as an on-site VC Lab. This lab can be used for direct interaction with othee Factory members, as well as serve as a meeting room for portfolio startups and potential new investments.
Founded by leading European investor Klaus Hommels, the Lakestar team makes early and growth stage investments in disruptive, technology-enabled businesses predominantly in Europe and the United States. Having funded companies like Facebook, Spotify, Skype, airbnb, Klarna, and King.com, we’re confident that Lakestar will find its membership at Factory rewarding and make a great contribution to our community.