Rockstart Accelerator

Rockstart Accelerator
Last activity: 07.06.2024
Rockstart is an early stage investor that empowers purpose-driven founders across three domains: Energy, AgriFood and Emerging Technologies.

Rockstart invests in early-stage startups and provides access to capital, market, and expertise by connecting founders with co-investors, mentors, partners, corporates and the wider Rockstart network.

Rockstart has invested in more than 260 startups and its alumni value to date is more than $1bn. Rockstart is an international team of 40+ professionals dedicated to empowering purpose-driven founders to become scalable and drive positive change on a global scale. Rockstart has notable exits such as Wercker, Bouw7, iClinic, and in 2021, 3D Hubs and Brincr. The company has offices in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Copenhagen, Denmark and Bogota, Colombia.
Location: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Employees: 11-50
Founded date: 2011
Investment Type: Venture Capital; Accelerator
Investment Stage: Pre-Seed; Seed; Series A

Portfolio 5

DateNameWebsiteTotal RaisedLocation$5.16MSwitzerlan...$2.1MNetherland...$15.99MIndia, Har...$605KNetherland...$1.1MUnited Sta...

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07.06.2024Amsterdam’s fintech innovator Prêts raises €1M to boost access to sustainable home technologiesRead this article in: Amsterdam-based Prêts, a company working on accelerating energy-efficient real estate, has secured €1M in funding to make sustainable home technologies like heat pumps and solar panels more accessible. Supported by Inn...
11.04.2024Dutch startup Hexwise secures pre-seed funding from Rockstart, Oost NL, othersRead this article in: Netherlands-based Hexwise, a company focused on optimising industrial energy efficiency through insights into heat transfer performance, has closed its pre-seed funding round. The amount, however, remains undisclosed. ...
04.04.2024Denmark’s REDUCED bags €6M to convert food and agriculture side streams into natural ingredientsRead this article in: Copenhagen-based REDUCED, a company specialising in converting food and agriculture side streams into natural food ingredients through fermentation has secured €6M in funding. The investment came from a range of invest...
22.01.2024Dutch energy storage startup Eddy Grid secures €1.5M to tackle overburdened grid congestionRead this article in: Utrecht-based Eddy Grid, an energy storage startup, secures €1.5M to combat grid congestion, with Amsterdam-based VC and accelerator Rockstart joining the funding. Eddy Grid, part of Rockstart Energy’s portfolio, will ...
14.12.2023Startup valuation correction will continue in 2024 but worst may be yet to come, say a third of agrifoodtech VCsThe market correction for startup valuations in agrifoodtech, which is taking place across tech industries too, will continue into 2024, according to all but one agrifoodtech venture capital investor surveyed by AgFunderNews. And 30% of the...
07.12.2023Nou fond european de 50 milioane EUR pentru startup-uri de tehnologii Agri-FoodStartup-urile de tehnologii pentru sectorul agro-alimentar vor putea obține finanțări de capital de risc dintr-un nou fond de investiții, în valoare totală de 50 de milioane de euro, lansat recent, la Amsterdam, de firma europeană de capita...
06.12.2023Amsterdam-based Rockstart launches €50 million second AgriFood fund to double down on early-stage startups-
06.12.2023Amsterdam’s Rockstart launches its second AgriFood fund; plans to invest in 50 startups in five yearsRead this article in: Amsterdam-based Rockstart, the global early-stage accelerator-VC, announced on Thursday that it has launched its second AgriFood fund. The fund targets a final close at €50M and plans to invest in up to 50 startups wit...
18.10.2023Berlin’s EMS, SaaS provider Circadian Technologies bags €1.25M to accelerate growth and functionalityRead this article in: Berlin-based Circadian Technologies announced that it has raised €1.25M in a funding round led by BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures alongside Rockstart, Persistent Energy Capital, Great Stuff Ventures, Tofino Capital, and Ral...
17.10.2023Denmark's Klimate secures €3.5M Seed funding for carbon removal platformCopenhagen-based Klimate has secured €3.5 million in a Seed funding round led by Eneco Ventures and Helen Ventures and was joined by existing investors Rockstart and the Export and Investment Fund of Denmark. The startup provides a CO2 asse...
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