Axel Springer and ProSiebenSat.1 outed as anchor investors in Lakestar's new €350 million fund

Screen-Shot-2015-08-24-at-07.22.54-916x532 (1)

Lakestar, the VC firm started by super investor Klaus Hommels, recently announced its new €350 million fund, Lakestar II. Today, two German media giants, Axel Springer and ProSiebenSat.1 Media, revealed themselves to be 'anchor investors' in the new fund with a "combined medium double-digit million EUR amount" (German funding vagueness at its finest).

Lakestar II focuses on digital companies with significant growth potential in Europe and the US.

The investment in the new fund is a further step in the common initiative of Axel Springer and ProSiebenSat.1 intending to promote digital high-growth companies, they proclaim.

Dr Jens Müffelmann, CEO Axel Springer Digital Ventures: “Axel Springer already joined the US funds SV Angel and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. We made positive experiences throughout. Starting from this network we became stakeholders in many other ventures within the U.S. We now took a substantial share in LAKESTAR II which is one of the most promising funds of European origin.”

Also read:

Lakestar announce a new €350 million fund focused on early-stage investments in Europe

Axel Springer and ProSiebenSat.1 team up to jointly promote startups and ‘Germany as a digital hub’

Adidas Group buys fitness apps and devices maker Runtastic from Axel Springer for €220 million

Dutch VC firm Van den Ende & Deitmers morphs into Endeit Capital, launches €107 million fund

Follow the developments in the technology world. What would you like us to deliver to you?
Your subscription registration has been successfully created.