Mark Schmitz

General Partner at LAKESTAR

Mark is a Partner at Lakestar, a venture capital firm that invests globally into technology companies led by exceptional entrepreneurs. Investments of the group include Skype, Facebook, airbnb, Spotify, and Oscar. Mark also serves as board member at portfolio companies Teralytics, Seerene, and CrossLend. Prior to Lakestar, Mark worked with international law firm Linklaters LLP and Private Equity and Venture Capital boutique Pöllath + Partners in Munich. He completed his legal and business studies at Bucerius Law School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business with a specialization in corporate and tax law and is a recipient of the German Bundestag/United States Congress scholarship program.