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Rockstart launches a €21m fund to invest in energy startups

Rockstart, one of Europe’s first accelerators and today a global accelerator-VC, launches its second Fund of € 21m to invest in energy startups.

Foodtech startup Reduced raises a €385k pre-seed round from Rockstart and Impact Capital Partners

Rockstart announces its co-investment in Reduced, a Rockstart AgriFood portfolio company. The €385k pre-seed round was led by Impact Capital Partners with Rockstart as co-investor. The st...

Zero-waste e-grocery startup Lyfa raises a pre-seed round from Rockstart and the Swiss Startup Group

Rockstart announces its co-investment in Lyfa, a Rockstart AgriFood portfolio company. The pre-seed round was led by Swiss Startup Group with Rockstart as co-investor and Mirko Kerschbaum...

Rockstart concludes the exit of climate intelligence platform Agranimo

Rockstart announces that it has completed its first exit from the Rockstart AgriFood fund only 20 months after the initial investment. With the exit, Nector Holdings, is investing €2m in ...

Rockstart AgriFood makes final close at €22+m

Rockstart announces the closing of its AgriFood fund at €22m with the participation of Vaekstfonden’s Green Future Fund, alongside long time and new informal investors, and global dairy c...

Nordetect raises €1.2m seed round from Rockstart, Luminate NY, SOSV, PreSeed Ventures and Vækstf...

Rockstart announces its co-investment in Nordetect, a Rockstart portfolio company. The €1.2m seed round was led by Luminate NY with Rockstart, SOSV, PreSeed Ventures, Vækstfonden as co-in...

Zymoscope raises €960K from Rockstart, Vaekstfonden and business angels

Rockstart announces its co-investment in Zymoscope. The €960k seed round was led by Danish angel investor Mads Heine and Vaekstfonden (The Danish Growth Fund), with Rockstart as co-invest...

Rockstart’s portfolio company iClinic acquired by Afya Limited for €27.9m

Rockstart, a global accelerator-VC, announces the acquisition of iClinic, one of its portfolio companies from 2013. This exit gives Rockstart a 20+ times return on its investment in iClin...

ROCKSTART LAUNCHES WORLD’S LONGEST AND EUROPE'S FIRST FULL-YEAR HEALTH STARTUP SCALE PROGRAM.

A hands-on, partner integrated program with more available capital and longer support. The program will take place within the heart of Health Valley, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Boehringer Ingelheim joins Rockstart's New Health Leadership Program

Europe’s leading startup accelerator, Rockstart, is proud to announce the fruitful new collaboration with the research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim for the new Rock...

Rockstart werkt samen met Sensire voor ‘Health Accelerator’ programma

Rockstart, Europa’s meest toonaangevende startup accelerator, kondigt met trots aan dat het voor hun gloednieuwe Rockstart Health Accelerator programma een productief nieuw partnerschap i...

Rockstart Partners with Sensire for New Health Program

Europe’s leading startup accelerator, Rockstart, is proud to announce a fruitful new partnership with a prominent healthcare organization for their all-new Rockstart Health program. Sensi...

ROCKSTART ANNOUNCES THE TOP 10 STARTUPS FROM THE 3RD EDITION OF THE AI 2019 PROGRAM

After weeks of deliberation, Rockstart has finalized the selection and launched its 3rd AI accelerator program, which kicked off last Thursday night in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. ...

Danish startup raises €1.1 million to supply the world with a sustainable leather

Beyond Leather Materials, a company that produces plant based and eco-friendly alternatives to animal leather, closes a seed investment round of €1.1 million with Rockstart and Vækstfonde...

LELY LAUNCHES “FEED THE FUTURE”: THE FIRST CROSS-INDUSTRY INNOVATION CHALLENGE FOR STARTUPS TO RE...

The first edition of the ‘Feed the Future by Lely’ challenge is launched today and calls to the next generation of tech pioneers to innovate and feed the dairy industry with technology so...

Rockstart offers equity back guarantee following publication of impressive program ratings

Europe's premier startup accelerator Rockstart has delivered high-quality programs for several years offering unparalleled access to capital, market, community, and expertise to the progr...

Rockstart is closing in on a €15m fund to invest in AgriFood startups

Rockstart is almost ready to close its first fund of €15 million for its AgriFood domain accelerator and fund. Staying true to its commitment to support and empower startups and provide u...

Unified VoC Analytics Platform Wonderflow, a Rockstart portfolio company, raises USD20 million

Rockstart announces that its 2014 portfolio company Wonderflow, a leading Unified VoC Analytics platform, has raised €16.5m (USD$20 million) of growth funding led by Toronto-based Klass C...

Rockstart becomes a remote-first company

It took a global pandemic to accelerate remote working to where the world is today; nobody could have foreseen the profound impact that COVID-19 would have. For Rockstart, a global VC/Acc...

Rockstart leads the way with a new accelerator model with follow-on capital

Rockstart, one of Europe’s first accelerators, has upgraded its model to offer longer-term support for startups. Starting later this year, the company will add investments up until Series...

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