We invest in you
to boost your business

We invest in rapidly growing seed & early-stage companies with a vision and the grit to make it happen. We support our startups as entrepreneur investors, offering funding, experience and network contacts to boost growth and deliver attractive returns to founders & investors.


of startups face liquidity challenges


of founders‘ time is spent on securing funding


of startups do not have access to VC funding

Great choice for startups – no-nonsense investments

Lakeside offers fast & dependable growth funding for innovative and scalable seed and early-stage startups:

  • Access to funding of typically 30 – 200k€ with the opportunity for follow-up investments across a multiple year funding period
  • An entrepreneurial mindset. Investors that have backbone and don‘t think they know better
  • A fast and agile response and a quick, no-nonsense investment decision process
  • A growth companion that offers executive level business experience and a broad network to solve issues and accelerate growth
  • Developing early-stage businesses into profitable businesses or to exit readiness


For Startups

For investors – invest in growth and innovation

Lakeside is investing in innovative, fast growing startups to realize high growth and attractive returns :

  • Access to latest business & technology trends and innovative, fast growing assets
  • High return potential due to seed and early-stage investments with high growth potential (>10x value, >100% yearly growth)
  • A proven investment approach with very few drop outs (< 10% over a 5 year period)
  • Invest opportunities tailored to your needs – we are selective and adaptive to offer a unique investment experience
  • Reduced portfolio risk due to double investment strategy in stocks & startups, structured asset selection and a high share of follow-up investments


For investors

eQ + iQ + Tech = high-growth, scalable startups

We invest with passion & perspective:


  • We think and act as entrepreneurs. We have founded and led businesses ourselves and know the ups & downs of a startup
  • We seek entrepreneurs to partner with. Entrepreneurs with a vision and the capability & grit to make it happen


  • We believe that investors should act as investors – to provide money, expertise and support to make your business grow and prosper
  • We do not think we know better how to run your business. We do not need to know and control every aspect of your business
  • We invest to jointly grow your business and realize an attractive return on our invested capital


  • We seek and invest in innovative businesses that leverage technology to provide superior customer value
  • We favor digitally enabled business models that are built to scale and disrupt
  • We work with a network of digital & technology partners to find the best solutions to support bold business ideas

How we work – 
a 360° startup evaluation

The best investments are made when the heart and the head are in alignment. We evaluate opportunities in a fast and structured investment process:

  • We employ a 10-point potential assessment methodology for a head to toe evaluation: a great idea, a strong team to pull it off and the necessary capabilities to offer unique and lasting value to the customer
  • We typically invest during the seed or early stage: startups with a customer-ready offering, early indications of a good product-market-fit, solid unit economics and early signs of rapid scaling
  • We follow a professional & speedy investment process and make value-based investment decisions. We aim to provide initial feedback within 1 week and are prepared to make invest decision within 2-4 weeks


Learn more

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    Unmatched clarity of thinking and entrepreneurial spirit. Rare combination. A major asset for any founder. Founders need more of this kind.

    Melikshah Uenver, Founder Taledo

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    Lakeside has a quick decision process with clear criteria and an ability to invest in follow-on rounds. It is drawing on extensive experience and is supportive with advice across a broad range of topics.

    Edward Postnikov, Founder Deutsche Fensterbau

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Join us or drop us a line

Are you interested in Startup investments? Or looking for investors for your startup? Or do you want to start building your network in the startup space? Then become a member of the Lakeside Network today. You will gain access to a network of startup investors as well as access to our startup list & pipeline. 


Join the Lakeside Network

Rather want to get in touch with us directly? Then please send us a message and we‘ll get back to you. If you have an invest opportunity to share or are interested to invest in Lakeside also check our startup and investor pages where we provide further information and more detailed contact forms