Rockstart

Rockstart is a partner of the New Energy Challenge.

Rockstart is a global accelerator-VC that empowers purpose-driven founders on their way to success across three domains: Energy, AgriFood and Emerging Technologies. Rockstart provides startups with access to capital, market, community, and expertise by connecting them to investors, partners, mentors and the wider Rockstart network.

Rockstart fills the funding gap between seed capital and growth financing, by combining VC investment with its long-proven accelerator model. The Rockstart Energy +€22m fund was launched in October 2020 with a unique mix of institutional investors such APG, family/private wealth, industry investors and government funding using the Dutch energy ecosystem as a European entry point for international seed-stage startups in decarbonised, distributed digital energy solutions.

Since its inception, Rockstart has invested in more than 250 startups and its alumni value to date is €1/2bn. Rockstart is an international team of +35 professionals dedicated to empowering purpose-driven founders to become scalable and change the world for the better. 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.

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