4th PIC 2017 Fundraising Experts

Fundraising Experts

Fundraising: how to access venture opportunities

The panel, composed of representatives across capital pools, provided different perspectives on investing in the venture and private equity space. They discussed, among other things, the merits of crowd sourcing platforms, venture capital funds and co-investment programs.

Niklas Östberg

Founder and CEO, Delivery Hero

Niklas Östberg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Delivery Hero. He holds a Master of Industrial Engineering & Management from Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm & ETH Zurich.

Niklas served as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman, before launching an online food ordering service back in Sweden 2007. After partnering with Team Europe, Niklas and his Co-Founders decided to launch the business model internationally under the name of Delivery Hero in May 2011.

What initially was a small vision narrowed to the Swedish market has expanded into a global vision to provide an inspirational, personalized, convenient service that today is the largest global platform for online food ordering.

Niklas Östberg

Klaus Hommels

Founder and CEO, Lakestar

Klaus is Founder of Lakestar and one of the leading European business angels with investments in some of the largest European and worldwide internet companies of the last years.

He was an early investor in companies such as QXL /Tradus, Skype, Facebook, king.com, Xing, airbnb and Spotify (including board membership). Klaus started his career at Bertelsmann. He joined AOL Germany as one of the first employees in 1995, where he was board member before being a partner at Benchmark Capital.

Klaus graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Fribourg in Switzerland and holds a PhD degree (summa cum laude) in Finance from the same university.

He was named “most successful European entrepreneurial private investor of the year” in 2006 by a group comprised of IESE, INSEAD and the University of St. Gallen.

In 2011, Klaus was named the NOAH Internet Investor of the year. In 2013, Forbes ranked him first among European investors on the 2013, 2014 and 2015 MIDAS list.

Klaus Hommels